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William Shakespeare

Say hello to William Shakespeare's wax figure at Madame Tussauds Berlin.

All the world's a stage

  • William Shakespeare was born as the son of the later mayor John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. He had seven siblings, one of them died before his birth and two other siblings died after a few years. It is said that Shakespeare attended a Latin school in Stratford-upon-Avon, where he learned poetry and history. In 1582 Shakespeare married the eight years older Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children. He was an English dramatist, lyricist and actor. His comedies and tragedies belong to the most important and most widely illustrated and filmed stages of world literature. At Madame Tussauds Berlin, you can not only meet the wax figure of Shakespeare, but also slip into one of the most famous scenes of his play ‘Hamlet’. Secure your Madame Tussauds Berlin tickets now and strike a pose alongside the wax figure of probably the most important playwright of all time.
  • Shakespeare lived in London for several years together with his acting group ‘The King's Men’. There he was involved in performances, both financially and acting. He was co-owner of the Globe Theater in London and was regarded as the most successful stage author of his time. Although he wrote almost exclusively for the people's theater, he was also appreciated at court, where Shakespeare performed several of his plays on festive occasions. As a rich man, Shakespeare returned to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1610. There he lived in the second-largest house of the village. Shakespeare died in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1616 at the age of 52 and was buried in the Holy Trinity Church.
  • Shakespeare was a poet and playwright and wrote famous tragedies such as 'Titus Andronicus', 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Hamlet', 'King Lear', 'Macbeth' or 'Othello', but also comedies like ' 'The Comedy of Errors', 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ or 'Much Ado About Nothing'. Shakespeare has written 38 dramas, epic condensations and 154 sonnets in his life and has influenced our modern language. This is the reason why he is still one of the most important poets in the world literature. His language was marked by Shakespeare's extensive vocabulary. But also the stylistic diversity, which dominates all speech levels and registers equally from the lowest comrade-language to the highest court-language, is a typical characteristic of his works.

William Shakespeare

“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

William Shakespeare