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  1. Jul 21, 2020 · Maggie O'Farrell's new novel confronts a parent's worst nightmare: The loss of a child. In this case, it's Hamnet, the real-life son of William Shakespeare, whose death may have inspired Hamlet.

  2. Shakespeare's only son, Hamnet, died in 1596 at the age of 11. His older daughter Susanna later married a well-to-do Stratford doctor, John Hall. Their daughter Elizabeth, Shakespeare's first grandchild, was born in 1608. In 1616, just months before his death, Shakespeare's daughter Judith married Thomas Quiney, a Stratford vintner.

  3. Mar 18, 2017 · Much is known of Shakespeare’s mother Mary Arden whose house in Wilmcote near Stratford-upon-Avon remains a tourist attraction and functions as a working farm. His father John Shakespeare, also came from farming stock and became a Glover. Mary and John lived in Henley Street Stratford upon Avon, John worked from his house.

  4. Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway, also of Stratford. The pair have three children: Susanna (baptized May 26, 1583) and twins Hamnet and Judith (baptized February 2, 1585). Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, dies at age 11.

  5. Sep 01, 2022 · Novelist Maggie O’Farrell became a true literary star with 2020′s “Hamnet,” about the effect of Shakespeare’s young son’s death on the playwright and his wife. O’Farrell’s new ...

  6. Aug 23, 2022 · William Shakespeare, Shakespeare also spelled Shakspere, byname Bard of Avon or Swan of Avon, (baptized April 26, 1564, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England—died April 23, 1616, Stratford-upon-Avon), English poet, dramatist, and actor often called the English national poet and considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time. Shakespeare occupies a position unique in world ...

  7. Read the full texts of Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets, and poems for free from the Folger Shakespeare Library! You can also learn more about Shakespeare’s language, life, and the world he knew.

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