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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 The Great Globe
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In 1585, William Shakespeare, 21 years old, married with three children, left his home in Stratford-on-Avon. There is no record of him until seven years later, in 1592, when he emerged in London as a promising playwright with the staging of his trilogy, Henry VI, parts 1-3.

In February 1587, a Spanish carrack, the San Pietro, was wrecked on the North Queensland coast on a voyage of exploration south from Batavia. The only survivor was a 24-year-old Englishman who had been taken aboard the ship one night in London. The next day he woke to find the ship had sailed.

His name was Will Shakespeare.

(Source: ABC Radio National website,

Production Details

  • Broadcast on the ABC Radio National programme Airplay on 5 December 2004.

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Last amended 14 Dec 2004 11:40:05
  • Far North Queensland, Queensland,
  • 1587
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