1564
WILLIAM


SHAKESPEARE
was
born


WHAT
DO
THESE
PEOPLE
HAVE
IN
COMMON?

THE
FACTS


*a
wealthy
Catholic
actor,


*from
1598
his
name
appeared

on
the
plays.

*This
is
what
we
know
about

his
life.






















































































































































1564







































1595



















1596


















1597










1599









1602



1604








1605­8















1608­9






















1616




















Born

 


Member
of







Family


















Buys












Gets
shares

 Buys





Invests




Major
run


Shares
in

























Dies
rich





























































Theater
Co.











gets
coat










mansion







in
Globe


land






in
tithes



at
Court




Blackfriars
double







Private

Burial






































Of
arms































































































 























theater
income



















vault


THE
PLAYS

contain
Jewish

allegories,

knowledge
of

Italian,
music,

rare
plants,

falconry,
the

law





















































































































1594
first

1598
first
play

play
appears








to
have
the
name




































Shakespeare



























1569
AMELIA

BASSANO
LANIER

was
born
into
a

family
of
Italian

Jewish
musicians


living
in
London.



1609
Sonnets
describe

author

as
poor,
lacking


honors,
titles,
expecting
to
be

buried
in
a
common
grave.





































































































1582­90s
Amelia
became
the

long
term
mistress
to
Lord

Hunsdon,
the
royal
Falconer,
a

judge,
and
the
man
in
charge
of

the
English
theater,
and
patron
of

the
company
which
performed

the
Shakespearean
plays.
He
had

a
garden
of
rare
plants.

















1611,
she
published

a
book
of
poetry,

Salve
Deus,
a
satirical

allegory
of
the

crucifixion.
She

describes
herself
as

“in
sorrow’s
cell’.























1622
Othello



published













1623,
First
Folio.
Authorial

lines
were
added
to
Othello

to
the
character
Amelia





















1620,
aged
51

starts
a
school,
to

make
money,
but

fails
due
to
legal

problems
































1645
buried
as
a

pauper
in
a

common
grave.



Sigmund Freud, Charles Dickens, Henry James, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Galsworthy, Sir Tyrone Guthrie, Mark Twain,
Orson Welles, and Walt Whitman: none of them believed that William Shakespeare wrote the plays attributed to him.
Twain, Orson Welles, and Walt Whitman