William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare AKA "Bard of Avon" or the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon;

England 1564 – 1616

Teachers: Christopher Marlowe; Thomas Nashe; Geoffrey Chaucer; Edmund Spenser, author of The Faerie Queene; John Baret, author of "An Alvearie or Quadruple Dictionary", 1580;

Students: John Heminges ; Henry Condell; George Bernard Shaw; William Lord Leigh, 1877; Sir Arthur Olivier Villiers Russell, Lord Ampthill, 1929; Nicholas Rowe; John Aubrey; Chuck Furnace; BoneBlossom; Ashbow AKA Orlando Mont***o; Rainbow Darkly; Catherine LaF*****a; of the Archetypical Shakespeare Company; Prof. Ben P****; Bro. Robert Ingham Clegg; Manley P. Hall; Michael Witmore; James Shapiro; Stanley Wells; George Koppelman; Daniel Wechsler; Henry Clay Folger; Emily Jordan Folger; Stephen H. Grant ; A.S.W. Rosenbach, rare book seller; Henry E. Huntington, RR Baron; Michael Witmore of the the Folger Shakespeare Memorial Library;


Friends: John Combe; Elias James; King James I; Ben Jonson; Thomas Middleton, on Timon of Athens; John Fletcher on Henry VIII; Susannah and Judith Shakespeare, surviving daughters; deceased son Hamnet;

Enemies: Robert Greene , critic; Roland Emmerich; Nahum Tate, rewrote King Lear with a happy ending; Voltaire; George Bernard Shaw; King George III ; William Henry Ireland and his father Samuel, forgers;

Organizations: The Globe Theater; Lord Chamberlain's Men aka the King's Men; inspired the Archetypical Shakespeare Company of ObIG;

Author: really? come on, it's Shakespeare.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare_bibliography , perhaps the most famous works in the English language; Venus and Adonis ; The Rape of Lucrece;

Comments: playwright; philosopher; poet; in the original folios, unusual words are highlighted by Capital or Bold or Underlined print, which make clever accrostic puzzles;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare; many audio versions available, see some at http://librivox.org/author/37 ; http://foundation.ctfreemasons.net/index.php/assorted-masonic-writings/77-was-shakespeare-a-mason.html ; http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/02/19/why-shakespeare-was-shakespeare/?tid=hpModule_d39b60e8-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394&hpid=z10 ; http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2011/11/21/111121sh_shouts_idle ; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jude-morgan/shakespeare-facts_b_5113326.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment&ir=Entertainment ; http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/04/28/140428fa_fact_gopnik ; http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/collecting-shakespeare-the-story-of-henry-and-emily-folger-by-stephen-h-grant/2014/04/23/ee9aad0e-c5a1-11e3-8b9a-8e0977a24aeb_story.html?tid=hpModule_5fb4f58a-8a7a-11e2-98d9-3012c1cd8d1e&hpid=z9 ; http://folger.edu/; http://www.examiner.com/article/dc-s-folger-shakespeare-library-presents-rare-discoveries-from-its-vault ; http://newtopiamagazine.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/the-intelligencers-and-the-fifth-moon-of-jupiter-alchemy-in-the-american-colonies/ ;