Who is William Shakespeare? Well, he is definitely not just some guy that wrote all those famous plays. William Shakespeare had so much more to his life than just writing. His life was filled with secrets, tragedy, and love and just about everything else that ended up in his plays. He lived in the Elizabethan times, and had a very mysterious personal life, this all took effect on his writing and professional life.
We do not know the actual date that William Shakespeare was born, but he was baptized on April 26, 1564. This means that he was born a few days before. His parents were Jon and Mary Shakespeare, and they lived in a quaint little town called Stratford-Upon-Avon. He lived a privileged life, in a nice home, with nice clothes, and a good education. That was to be expected when your father is illegally selling wool, the world’s most prized possession at the time. His father was also a Glover and a council man. Then later on his father became mayor. Being this connected into the community and so connected with money, Jon was able to send his son to school. William began school at the age of seven. He attended six days a week from 6:00 in the morning until 5:30 at night. At the age of nine William moved to “Big School”. Here he began learning about and falling in love with poetry. Three years later disaster struck and his father’s business began to fail. Then at the age of fourteen William Shakespeare was removed from school. For the next four years he helped his father make whatever money he could until he was eighteen, when he met and fell in love with, and married Anne Hathaway. Together they had three children Suzanne, and twins Hamnet and Judith. unfinished
Shakespeare’s first known work was a poem. He wrote this poem for his wedding. At a young age William tried his hand at teaching. It wasn’t until 1587, when the Queen’s Men came to town, that Shakespeare began working in the theater. The Queen’s Men were a group of actors that traveled around England performing for the citizens and spreading the Queen’s propaganda. At the time that the Queen’s Men came to Shakespeare’s town they had just lost one of their actors, he was