William Shakespeare is the grand literary figure of the Western world. During England's Elizabethan period he wrote dozens of plays which continue to dominate world theater 400 years later. Shakespeare handled high drama, romance and slapstick comedy...
April 23, 1564,
April 23, 1616
Most biographical information about William Shakespeare's life derives from
public ... He was the first son and the first surviving child in the family; two earlier
From about 1577, when William was 13, John Shakespeare suffered financial ...
daughter of a well-to-do landowner in a lesser branch of an aristocratic family.
The Brothers & Sisters of William Shakespeare THE SIBLINGS OF WILLIAM
SHAKESPEARE William was the third of eight children, although the two born ...
One of the most important questions that has caused controversy amongst critics for centuries is the Bard’s religion. This article looks at the evidence and explains why this question is so important to our understanding of William Shakespeare
Essentially, various gr... More »
Shmoop guide to William Shakespeare familiy. Smart, fresh William Shakespeare
family history by PhDs and Masters from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley.
Shakespeare's family was not large by standards of the time. ... Hi Taylor,
William's parents had a baby they named Joan, born in 1558, who died at just 2 ...
Within the class system of Elizabethan England, William Shakespeare did not
seem destined for greatness. He was not born into a family of nobility or
The English playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare was a popular
dramatist. He was born six years after Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603) ascended
Shakespeare's Siblings. William Shakespeare was indeed lucky to survive to
adulthood in sixteenth-century England. Waves of the plague swept across the ...