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William Shakespeare

 
 
William Shakespeare Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 20, 2018
1. William Shakespeare Marker
Inscription.

William
Shakespeare
had lodgings near
here in 1604, at the
house of Christopher
and Mary Mountjoy

 
Erected 2016 by City of London Corporation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the City of London Corporation marker series.
 
Location. 51° 31.034′ N, 0° 5.715′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is at the intersection of Noble Street and London Wall, on the right when traveling north on Noble Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Noble Street, City of London, England EC2V 7EE, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Olave Silver Street (here, next to this marker); Out of the ashes (within shouting distance of this marker); Streets ahead (within shouting distance of this marker); The London Wall Walk – 18 (within shouting distance of this marker); Set in stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Coachmakers' Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Pewterers Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); London City Wall - Bastion 14 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
More about this marker.
William Shakespeare Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 20, 2018
2. William Shakespeare Marker
The marker is visible here just to the left of the woman in blue.
The marker is mounted to a low retaining wall next to one of the benches in the alcove opposite the Roman fort ruins.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Shakespeare Paper Trail: The Later Years (February 17, 2011). In early 1602 Shakespeare was living back north of the river. A court case over a disputed dowry shows he lodged with a family named Mountjoy, in a house on the corner of Silver St, and that he was the go-between in the marriage of Marie, a daughter of the family, to their apprentice Stephen Belott. This took place in November 1604, and the playwright may still have been living there through the writing of King Lear (autumn-winter 1605-6?) and Macbeth, which was written through summer 1606, and performed late that year. (Submitted on March 23, 2018.) 

2. Where In London Did Shakespeare Live? (Londonist). (Submitted on March 23, 2018.)
3. William Shakespeare (Wikipedia). William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. (Submitted on March 23, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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