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The Globe Theatre

Four hundred years ago, on June 29, 1613, London’s Globe Theatre burned down. The theater was built by William Shakespeare’s acting company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. One of our favorite depictions of the Globe Theatre is Gregory Rogers’ award-winning picture book, The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard (2004). In it, a young boy …

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Shakespeare in Special Collections

The birth of William Shakespeare is traditionally dated to April 23, 1564.  We know he was born in late April because parish records in his birthplace of Stratford show that he was baptized on April 26.  It has been convenient to speculate that Shakespeare’s birthday is April 23 since we know he died on that …

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