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Shakespeare’s standard poetic form was blank verse, composed in iambic pentameter.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Some time between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men.

At age 49, he appears to have retired to Stratford, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare’s private life survive; this has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, his religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were, in fact, written by others. Said theories are often criticized for failing to adequately note the fact that few records survive of most commoners of the period. At age 49, he appears to have retired to Stratford, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare’s private life survive; this has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, his religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were, in fact, written by others. Said theories are often criticized for failing to adequately note the fact that few records survive of most commoners of the period. At age 49, he appears to have retired to Stratford, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare’s private life survive; this has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, his religious
“Combining the 21CF businesses with Disney and establishing new ‘Fox’ will unlock significant value for our shareholders. I want to thank all of our executives and colleagues for their enormous contributions in building 21st Century Fox over the past decades,” said 21st Century Fox executive chairman Rupert Murdoch.

The Fox assets involved in the transaction include the 20th Century Fox studio, FX Networks and National Geographic Partners
Last week, Comcast officially announced its decision to end the bidding war with Disney and let go of Fox, putting an end to months of speculation. To the advantage of Fox, the initial offer price of about $50 billion was raised several times before it reached $71 billion as the companies continued to outbid each other.

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It is learned that Comcast was discouraged by fears of getting into antitrust issues, especially after the Department of Justice (DoJ) appealed against the AT&T-Time Warner deal and Fox revealed its preference for Disney.

Earlier, Disney received approval from the DOJ to go ahead with its plan – a major regulatory hurdle in its pursuit for Fox. While the companies need to get the green signal from a few more agencies, the process will be relatively hassle-free.
As per the terms of the agreement, Disney will be paying $35.7 billion in cash and issuing 343 million new shares to stockholders of 21st Century Fox. Now that the future of Fox is almost certain, the market will be shifting its focus to another ongoing takeover battle – between Comcast and Fox for the assets of UK-based television streamer Sky plc.

Meanwhile, shares of Disney and 21st Century Fox opened Friday’s regular session lower and maintained the downtrend in the early trading hours.

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