May  26, 2022

Episode 0: Introduction of Macbeth

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616)[1] was an English poet and playwright, widely
regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.[2] He is often called
England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".[3][4] His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of
about 38 plays,
[5] 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is
uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those
of any other playwright.[6]
Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with
whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful
career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later
known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613 at age 49, where he died three years
later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such
matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written
by others.
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