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WHOHQ: Who Was William Shakespeare?


  About Who Was William Shakespeare?

An actor and theater owner
A man who remains a mystery to this day
Remains the greatest playwright of all time

The beloved plays of Shakespeare are still produced everywhere, yet the life of the world’s most famous playwright remains largely a mystery. Young Will left the town of Stratford to pursue theater in London, where his work eventually thrived and made him a famous and wealthy man. With black-and-white illustrations that include a diagram of the famous Globe theater, Celeste Davidson Mannis puts together the pieces of Shakespeare’s life and work for young readers.