William Shakespeare is an English poet and playright: 1564 - 1616 from Avon.
He is sometimes called the Bard of Avon, or simply the Bard. He is a famous author of theatrical plays in the Other World, his books are known in the world of Daventry as well. Rosella found a copy of his plays in the haunted house and gave the book to the minstrel, Frankie of Avalon, hoping he would stop playing and singing. According to Valanice in the King's Quest Companion;
- "...The Compleat Works of Shakespeare"...it was one of her favorites. The Bard's works are rare but not unknown in our kingdom, and our daughter had taken to memorizing many of the better passages and reciting them with dramatic flair."
Daventry is mentioned in one of his plays--Henry IV, Part III--by its ancient name "Daintry"; however, the Daventry he refers to is in the Other World. Locally, the name of the that town is sometimes pronounced "Danetree" and even Shakespeare used this pronunciation in Henry VI, Part III, Act V.
Some of the most famous plays known to those of Daventry from the Compleat Works of Shakespeare include;
Behind the scenesEdit
In reality there is no Henry IV, Part III, this is likely a typo. Or Daventry has a copy of a 'lost play' unknown on earth.