So here's how (I think) this works: Every month Katherine puts up a bunch of questions for us to answer on our blogs about the classic we are currently reading or have just finished reading. Just like you would do in any blog hop. Only here, there are three different levels of questions to choose from, based on how much of the book you have read. This month's focus is on the Author. I picked Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream as my first classic. I'm almost done reading it but I'm going to stick with the level 1 questions because this is after all Shakespeare Reading Month and I'll probably be going on about him quite a bit in the days to come so i'll start easy here. I'm sure Shakespeare is an auspicious start to my blogging in 2012.
Who is the author?
What do they look like?
Where did they live?
Stratford-upon-Avon was where he was born and raised. He spent his short retirement here and eventually died here. Most of his working life,however, was spent in London.
What does their handwriting look like?
Although no substantiated documents in his handwriting have survived, here is what his signature (is supposed to have) looked like.
What are some of the other novels they've written?
Phew! that would be a long list. Shakespeare has written 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. Some of his most famous play's are Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and King Lear.
What is an interesting and random fact about their life?
Shakespeare never published any of his plays. All of his plays were published after his death.
My post about A Midsummer Night's Dream should be up in a couple of days. I hope you'll drop in then.