For example, we know that he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, 100 miles northwest of London, on April 26, 1564. His brother-in-law had died a week earlier, which could imply infectious disease, but Shakespeare's health may have had a longer decline. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford, but he worked in London, the center of English theater. Official records from the Holy Trinity Church and the Stratford government record the existence of a William Shakespeare, but none of these attest to him being an actor or playwright.
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There are, however, many contemporary allusions to him as a writer, and these add a reasonable amount of flesh and blood to the biographical skeleton. Sign up now to learn about This Day in History straight from your inbox.When Was Shakespeare Born
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His father, John Shakespeare, was a burgess of the borough , who in 1565 was chosen an alderman and in 1568 bailiff the position corresponding to mayor , before the grant of a further charter to Stratford in 1664.
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At the same time, there are passages in all the plays that deviate from this and use forms of poetry or simple prose. Church records show he was interred at Trinity Church on April 25, 1616.
About 150 years after his death, questions arose about the authorship of William Shakespeare's plays. Not long after that, however, John Shakespeare stepped back from public life; we don't know why. But the intervening years are considered a mystery.
The pension Johnson had received in 1762 had freed him from the necessity of writing for a living, but it had not released him from his obligation to complete the Shakespeare edition, for which he had taken money from subscribers. He invested much of his wealth in real-estate purchases in Stratford and bought the second-largest house in town, New Place, in 1597. Biography of Shakespeare.
In the years ahead, Anne and the children lived in Stratford while Shakespeare worked in London, although we don't know when he moved there. Scholars have surmised that he most likely attended the King's New School, in Stratford, which taught reading, writing and the classics.
It contained 36 of his plays and none of his poetry. London theater For several years after Judith and Hamnet's arrival in 1585, nothing is known for certain of Shakespeare's activities: Alternative Titles: Shakespeare's Work Shakespeare's work includes 38 plays , 2 narrative poems, 154 sonnets, and a variety of other poems.