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Study Guide Questions

1.     Although born in London, William Shakespeare achieved his fame as a playwright and a poet in Stratford. True or false?
2.     Stratford is located on the ________________ River.
3.     In what year was Shakespeare born?
4.     Henley St. is where Shakespeare: a.) went to school b.) was born and raised c.) wrote his first play
5.     What did Shakespeare's father do for a living?
6.     What caused the deaths of both of Shakespeare's sisters?
7.     How did the church incorporate drama during Shakespeare's time?
8.     Women did not act on the English stage until 1656. True or false?
9.     Shakespeare married ___________________________________ in 1582.
10.     Briefly describe what life was like in London when Shakespeare arrived there. Who was on the British throne at the time?
11.     Shakespeare eventually earned enough money to invest in the _____________ ____________ , where most of his plays were staged.
12.     Over the course of 20 years, Shakespeare wrote approximately _______ [7, 15, 30, 100] plays.
13.     Eventually, in 1612, Shakespeare and his family retired to ___________________ .
14.     Who was the Reverend Francis Gastrell?
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