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William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. In London, Shakespeare became the principal playwright and shareholder of the successful acting troupe the Lord Chamberlin's men (later, under James I, called the King's men) which built and occupied the Globe theater. In 1616, he died in Stratford after having written 37 plays, sonnets, and other poetry which would become crucial to the cannon of English literature.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Lear, King (Legendary character) Drama, Inheritance and succession Drama, Fathers and daughters Drama, Kings and rulers Drama, Aging parents Drama, Britons Drama