The whole world, apart from Germany, has been saddened by the humiliation of the Brazilian football team at the hands of the German team. Hosting an international sporting event is wonderful for any country or city and when its sportsmen and women deliver it becomes ecstatic. Brazilians, always ready to be ecstatic at the drop […]
About warren king
Warren King has taught English Literature for the past 35 years in a number of English schools. During the 1980s he was seconded to the National Shakespeare and Schools Project, where he worked to develop methods of teaching Shakespeare in the classroom that bring plays to life for students of all ages.
Warren subsequently worked as a Shakespeare consultant at the London Education Authority, where his focus was working with teachers to make Shakespeare lively, comprehensible and enjoyable for their students. He has created and delivered Shakespeare workshops for both teachers and students, and still regularly visits schools in the UK and Europe to address groups of teachers.
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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 […]
Although Shakespeare was very familiar with tennis, if he had gone to Wimbledon this week he would not have recognised the game. He would have gasped at the lightness and speed of the ball for a start. The tennis balls he knew were made of wood, or, in some cases, leather stuffed with grains of […]
When William Shakespeare was a teenager he probably played football with the other village boys in Stratford, even though the game’s legality was a grey area – or more accurately, a banned game that wasn’t being policed. He certainly was familiar with the game as he refers to it in his plays. But the sport […]
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? 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!
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 […]
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? 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!
Did you know that you talk Shakespeare’s language every day? Even if you had never heard of him, which is unlikely, you would use phrases coined by him in most conversations you have with friends or family. Let’s take two friends having a conversation. One is very sad as she’s just broken up with her […]
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 […]
If you have ever wondered what Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh and his son Charles Prince of Wales talk about we now have an insight… Is it about great affairs of state? Is it about imperial history, about their great ancestors? No, apart from horses and shooting on their country estates and what to wear […]