William Shakespeare timeline

  • Shakespeare Is Baptized

    William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, England. As customary, the entry in the baptismal registry... Read more

  • "Romeo And Juliet" Is Released

    Romeo and Juliet is a 1936 film adaptation of the play by Shakespeare, directed by George Cukor from a screenplay by Talbot Jennings. The film... Read more

  • "Othello" Is Released

    Othello is a 1952 drama film based on the Shakespearean play, made by Mercury Productions Inc. and Les Films Marceau and distributed by United... Read more

  • "Richard III" Is Released

    Laurence Olivier was the director, co-screenwriter (with Alan Dent), and star of this robust adaptation of Shakespeare's drama, which, as Bruce... Read more

  • "Romeo And Juliet" Is Released

    Romeo and Juliet is a 1968 cinematic adaptation of the William Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. The film was directed by Franco Zeffirelli,... Read more

  • "King Lear" Is Released

    King Lear is a 1971 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play directed by Peter Brook and starring Paul Scofield. Read more