William Shakespeare is considered by many to be the greatest playwright in the history of the English language. The bulk of Shakespeare's working life was spent in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright and poet, but also as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Although some think that sometime between 1610 and 1613 Shakespeare retired from the theater and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616, others believe that he may have continued to work in London until close to his death. Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England's Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children--an older daughter Susanna and twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare's only son, died in childhood. Crystal S. Chan is the chief adapter of the Manga Classics. She is an award-winning author and television screen play writer and holds a degree in language and literature. Crystal is a huge fan of authors such as J. K. Rowling and she is equally passionate about Sailor Moon. Her passion for classic literature combined with her love of the comics medium allows her to strike a solid balance between preserving the depth of the original content while adapting the stories for a new generation of readers. Poe Tse is a veteran in the comic-activists community. His uncanny talent of drawing authentic shojo style as a male artist has made him a rare breed among his peers. Also known as Lemon Po to his followers and friends, Po's drawing style is inspired by classic manga artists of the 80's. Aside from being a shojo comic artist, Po is a domestic husband who enjoys making desserts to delight his friends and family.