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Julius Caesar Booknotes Author Information Although his birth date is unknown it is documented that William Shakespeare was baptized in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire William was the third of eight children It is most likely that he was educated at the local grammar school where he attained his formal education and knowledge of Latin grammar and literature After completing grammar school it is believed that Shakespeare became a schoolmaster school In 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway the daughter of a local farmer Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway had a daughter in 1583 and twins later in 1585 In 1586 it is said that Shakespeare left Stratford for London after being caught poaching deer in a park of Sir Thomas Lucy a local justice of the peace While in London Shakespeare began his career as an actor and later a playwright Some people looked down upon the thought of an actor becoming a playwright Shakespeare wrote plays and acted for the Globe Theatre for which he was a partial owner Shakespeares most renowned plays were composed while he was a member of the traveling theater group Lord Chamberlains Men later know as The Kings Men In London Shakespeare became famous for writing plays such as Julius Caesar Macbeth Romeo and Juliet Othello and King Lear It is assumed that he wrote Julius Caesar in 1599 and that it was the first play performed in the Globe Theater In 1612 after writing 37 plays Shakespeare with his wife moved back to Stratford Anderson Robert Elements of Literature William Shakespeare Holt Rinehart and Winston Inc 1989 Setting The tragic drama of Julius Caesar takes place during the time of the great Roman Empire Prior to the time of the play in about 60 BC Julius Caesar was a general at the head of the Roman Senate and was part of a three-man governing body called the First Triumvirate The two other generals
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