Shakespeare1.Where did Shakespeare come from and when? Shakespeare was bornand raised in Stratford-upon-Avon in England. He was probably born onApril 23rd, 1564, but wedon’t know for sure!
Shakespeare 2. Did he get married or have any kids? Shakespeare married 26- year-old Anne Hathaway when he was only 18 years old. He had a girl, Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. His son Hamnet died when he was only 11!
Shakespeare3. How and when did he die? Nobody knows how Shakespeare died, but we doknow he died on April 23rd, 1616.
Shakespeare4. What were the three types of playsthat Shakespeare wrote?One of the types of plays Shakespearewrote was “Comedies” (Much Ado aboutNothing, Allʼs Well that Ends Well, TwelfthNight, etc.). Another type of plays Shakespeare wrotewas “Tragedies”, (Romeo & Juliet, Othello,Julius Caesar, etc.) The last type of plays Shakespeare wrotewas “Histories”. (Henry V, Richard III, etc.)
Shakespeare 5.Did Shakespeare only write plays? Shakespeare wrote 38 plays and dozens of poems called “sonnets”.
Shakespeare6.What jobs did Shakespeare have? Shakespeare had a successfulcareer as an actor and writer ofplays. He was also part owner of acompany of actors called “TheLord Chamberlain’s Men” andowned a part of the GlobeTheater where they performed.
Shakespeare 7.Where were most of Shakespeare’s plays performed during his lifetime? Although Shakespeare’s plays were performed at other places during the playwright’s career, the Globe Theatre was the venue at which his best known stage works were ﬁrst performed.
Shakespeare8.What caused Shakespeare to stop writing plays for a little while? In 1592, an outbreak of the plague made it toodangerous for people to go to theaters, where they couldget sick. For two years, Shakespeare had tostop writing playsbecause he hadnowhere to performthem, so he wrotepoetry instead! Fleas and rats!