The General Manager,
I want to lodge a complaint about the unsatisfactory working of my telephone. Only last month a telephone set was installed at our residence. It has been a problem right from the day of its installation.
Some times bell starts ringing and we rush to attend the call. By the time we lift the receiver, the telephone is dead. It is most of the time dead at the receiver's end. When we telephone a person, he hears us all right but we are unable to hear even a single word of what he is saying.
It is hoped that you will take prompt action to redress our grievance.
Born | Baptised 26 April 1564 (birth date unknown)
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England | Died | 23 April 1616 (aged 52)
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England | Occupation | Playwright, poet, actor | Nationality | English | Period | English Renaissance |
William Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespeare, an alderman and a successful glover originally from Snitterfield, and Mary Arden, the daughter of an affluent landowning farmer. He was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and baptised there on 26 April 1564. His actual date of birth remains unknown, but is traditionally observed on 23 April, St George's Day. This date, which can be traced back to an 18th-century scholar's mistake, has proved appealing to biographers, since Shakespeare died 23 April 1616. He was the third child of eight and the eldest surviving son.
Later years and death
After 1606–1607, Shakespeare wrote fewer plays, and none are attributed to him after 1613. His last three plays were collaborations, probably with John Fletcher, who succeeded him as the house playwright for the King’s Men.
Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616 and was survived by his wife and two daughters. Susanna had married a physician, John Hall, in 1607, and Judith had married Thomas Quiney, a vintner, two