Shakespeare Festival History


William Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, on April 26, 1564 and shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 it is believe that this day was his birthday because there are no records about his birth from state government on which day he was born. William Shakespeare father John Shakespeare, was a whittawer he have approach to live in the city as a glove maker. Shakespeare mother Mary Arden, was from a quite rich family and john shakespeare’s had eight children and William was their first son.

Shakespeare did not have an wide-ranging education, so shakespeare attended stratford grammar school, a school that specially served famous citizens. Nothing is know how long Shakespeare attended, but it is assumed that this is the only education he recieved.

  • William Shakespeare was born on April 23 and died on April 23, evidence indicates.In his will, Shakespeare left his wife his "second-best" bed. Shakespeare's name may have meant "Shaker of Spears," indicating warrior ancestry Boys and men played all the parts in Shakespeare's plays in Elizabethan times.Dictionaries as we know them today were not available in Shakespeare's time. 
  • Sir William Davanant (1606-1668), godson of Shakespeare and poet laureate of England, claimed to be Shakespeare's illegitimate son.
  • The ceiling of Shakespeare's stages was called "The Heavens." 
    Shakespeare was said to have enjoyed playing the part of the ghost in Hamlet.
  • Shakespeare also performed as Adam in As You Like It. Actors performing in Shakespeare's time usually received only copies of their parts, not entire plays. Shakespeare was 17 or 18 when he married. His wife, Anne Hathaway, was 26. 

Different Types of Shakespeare Festivals are

Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Started in started in Anniston on 1972. More... Colorado Shakespeare Festival: Started in 1958. More
Dallas Shakespeare Festival: Started in 1971. More Freewill Shakespeare Festival: From April to May. More
Georgia Shakespeare Festival: Started in 1985. More Great River Shakespeare Festival: Helds in June and July. More
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: Helds in June to September. More Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Helds from June to October. More
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival: Started in 1949. More New York Shakespeare Festival: Started in 1954. More
Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival: Started in 1985. More Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Held from February to October. More
Pendley Open Air Shakespeare Festival: Started in 1949. More Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival: Started in 1992. More
Sacramento Shakespeare Festival: Founded on late 60's and 70's. More Shakespeare Schools Festival: Founded in 2000. More
Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival: Founded in 1981. More Shakespeare At Winedale: Founded in 1970. More
Texas Shakespeare Festival: Founded in 1986. More

Shakespeare In The Park: Held from April to August.


Utah Shakespeare Festival: Founded in 1961. More Newfoundland Shakespeare Festival: Held from April to July. More
Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Celebrated during April to November. More Summer Shakespeare Festival: It is the oldest and Famous Festival. More
Washington Shakespeare Festival: Founded in 2007. More Philadalphia Shakespeare Festival: It is the famous festival. More
Sierra Foothills Shakespeare Festival: It is the yearly festival. More  

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