In 1582, at the age of eighteen, William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway who was seven or eight years older than the young playwright. Very little is known about her beyond a few references in legal documents, but her personality and relationship to Shakespeare have been the subject of much speculation by historians and creative writers.
Richard Burbage, the son of theatrical entrepreneur James Burbage, was one of the most famous actors of his day. He was the first actor to play many of Shakespeare's most famous parts, including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Richard III. He remained a member of the Chamberlain's Men (later the King's Men) until his death in 1619.
In the final scenes of Romeo and Juliet, although Juliet appears to be dead when Romeo finds her, she is actually in a deep drug-induced sleep. Grief-stricken, Romeo takes his life first. When Juliet awakens, she finds her lover's body and, realizing that their plan has somehow failed, decides to join Romeo in death.