WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE? TODAY THE WORLD COMMEMORATES 400 YEARS SINCE HIS DEATH. THIS SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY IS A TRULY UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO READ ONE OF HIS BOOKS…..
Read the biography on Shakespeare below and try to complete the missing information. Then, visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/timelines/z8k2p39 to find the correct information and complete the short biography.
Shakespeare is England’s most famous playwright and _____________________. His plays are known throughout the world and he introduced up to 300 _____________________ and dozens of _____________________ into the English language.
He was born in _____________________ -_____________________ -_____________________ in the year __________________. He probably went to the local _____________________ school, King Edward VI’s School, where he learnt Greek and _____________________ . He didn’t go to _____________________ .
In 1582, he married _____________________ _____________________ , who was three months _____________________ . In total, they had _____________________ children.
He left Stratford to go and live in _____________________ , working as a playwright and actor. He performed many times for Queen _____________________ _____________________ .
Shakespeare’s group built their own theatre called the _____________________ . By now, Shakespeare was very rich. He bought the _____________________ _____________________ house in Stratford and many other properties as investments. He had a good head for business.
He died in _____________________ , probably of _____________________ . In his will, he left his _____________________ _____________________ bed to his wife. Nobody knows for certain why he did this. He is buried in Stratford.
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