William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare

Jack Arduser, Kabir Bhakta, Zane VanNordstrand, Hunter Booth

William Shakespeare


Childhood and Family



Early Career

Important Facts

Born in Warwickshire, England

Mary and John were William's parents, along with 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Eventually, marrying Anne Hathaway in 1582. William was 18 and Anne was 26.

Started his education at age 7 with King Edward VI's Grammar School

Born on April 26, 1564

William dropped out of school early at the age of 15.

Shakespeare's Childhood and Family

  • 3 out of 7 among Shakespeare's siblings did not live past a year. 

  • The Bubonic Plague impacted all of England throughout his life and affected the youth.

  • John Shakespeare (William's father) was a mayor, successful merchant, and alderman. 

  • During Shakespeare's marriage with Anne Hathaway they produced 3 children, including a pair of twins. 

Grammar School was down the road on Henley Street.



He attended school for about 8 years.

William most likely attended Petty School; a form of education that includes proper table manners, religion and, respect. 



  • Shakespeare was educated on Latin to English translation and studying dramatists such as Virgil, Horace and, Seneca. 

  • William's teachers were Catholic so that influenced his beliefs.

  • Shakespeare went to school for 5.5 days a week for 80% of the year.

  • Began his taste of acting with introduction to performing in Latin Drama.


Early Career in Theatre and Writing

  • William's father lost his fortune due to falling behind in taxes when William was 16. 

  • November 27, 1582 is the date Anne and William get married in England

  • May 1583: William's first child Susan is born and baptized. 

  • By the end of 1584, William already created 15 of his 37 plays at age 20.


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