William Shakespeare. (Whoever That Was) 1564-1616. Birth and Early Years. Baptized: April 26, 1564 Born: probably a few days before baptism Born in Stratford-Upon-Avon About 100 miles NW of London Education: Probably attended grammar school and church at Stratford-Upon-Avon
(Whoever That Was)
Basically a thrust stage, with audience on all three sides
Very little in the way of a set; great costumes though!
Creating the world of the play relied on compelling and descriptive language
Thousands of attendees, representing all levels of society
“Cheap Seats” in the pit