William Shakespeare Research Paper

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William Shakespeare. William was a famous playwright. William was baptized at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. This concluded to his birth being on April 23, 1564 in Stratford, Warwickshire, England, as there are no birth records. John Shakespeare, William’s father, was a leather merchant and Mary Arden, William’s mom, was a landed heiress of Stratford. John was a successful merchant before William’s birth. He also held official positions such as, alderman (member of a country or borough council) and bailiff. He lost his wealth in the late 1570’s, a few years after William’s birth. William was the third child of the family. He had two older sisters, Joan and Judith, and three younger brothers, Gilbert, Richard, and Edmund. Scholars predict that William went to King’s New School, in Stratford. He was taught reading, writing, and the basics. Sense John was a public official, William had free tuition. The uncertainty of his education led to questioning if William was the true author of his work. …show more content…

They got married in Canterbury Province. Anne was from a small village west of Stratford, Shottery. Anne was already pregnant when they got married, so they had their first child on May 26, 1583. It was a girl named Susanna. Two years later, on February 2, 1585, twins Hamnet and Judith were born. Hamnet died in 1596 at age eleven, from unknown causes. From 1585 to 1591 there were no records of William. Scholars call this six year period the “Lost Years”. There were many theories about what he might have been doing during this time. One theory was that he might have gone into hiding for poaching game from a local landlord, Sir Thomas Lucy. Another theory was that he was working as a school assistant in Lancashire. The generally believed theory was that William arrived in London in the mid-to late 1580s and found work as a horse attendant for one of London’s finer

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