Entries by warren king

When Was Shakespeare Born?

When was Shakespeare born? Nobody knows for certain when Shakespeare was born, but it was certainly April 1564, and very likely 23rd April 1564. We know this because at that time it was common to baptise a child when they were 3 days old, and the record for Shakespeare’s parish church in Stratford, UK shows his baptism […]

Who Is Shakespeare?

NoSweatShakespeare is a website dedicated to Shakespeare, and from time to time we get people asking us “who is Shakespeare?” So, this blog post is dedicated to answering that question (or read our full Shakespeare biography) William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was a Renaissance writer who can be classified both as an Elizabethan and a Jacobean writer, […]

Where Was Shakespeare Born?

Where was Shakespeare born? Shakespeare was born in the parish of Holy Trinity in Stratford Upon Avon in England. As was the norm for that time Shakespeare would likely have been a home-birth.   Read more interesting facts about Shakesepare!

Let The Shakespeare World Cup Commence!

Much like a Shakespeare festival the World Cup –  starting today – promises to bring a month of international angst and drama. So big thanks to Mya @ GoodTickleBrain.com for coming up with this genius Shakespeare World Cup concept. She’s selected 32 Shakespeare plays to stand in for the 32 international teams competing in the World […]

William Shakespeare Day

There is a campaign afoot in the UK to introduce a Shakespeare Day into the calendar. Some campaigners go as far as to suggest an annual holiday. It’s a great idea to have a Shakespeare Day. But a holiday? That surely couldn’t happen in the UK where the holiday calendar is fixed, and no holidays are named after people […]

Did Shakespeare Take Drugs?

Did Shakespeare take drugs? Until recently there was no clear-cut evidence that Shakespeare took drugs…, but in 2001 analysis of pipe fragments from Shakespeare’s house showed traces of cannabis, cocaine and hallucinogenic nutmeg extracts. It’s not known whether Shakespeare himself partook of these drugs, but it is a distinct possibility.   Read more interesting facts about Shakespeare!

What Exactly Is Early Modern English?

When we talk in English or write anything in English we do not say that we are using ‘modern’ or ‘contemporary’ or ‘twenty-first century’ English. However, in two hundred years from now English speakers will look at the language we use and perhaps refer to it as something like ‘pre-contemporary’ English or give it some […]