Common Questions About Shakespeare
Let’s cut to the chase! Below are the most commonly asked questions about Shakespeare made on Google, along with a brief answer:
What is Shakespeare famous for?
Shakespeare had a very successful career as a writer and businessman working in the London theatre industry during the last decade of the sixteenth century and the first decade of the seventeenth century. Why Shakespeare remains famous after all this time, however, is that he wrote plays that are even more popular today than they were during his lifetime. The 37 plus plays that Shakespeare wrote or participated with others in writing are performed all around the world and the performances are attended by millions of people annually.
Is Shakespeare a pen name?
‘Shakespeare’ is not a pen name. William Shakespeare was the son of John and Mary Shakespeare. They were descendents of an ancient Warwickshire family. John Shakespeare was a glove maker and served the market town of Stratford-upon-Avon as an alderman for several years.
Did Shakespeare have a sister?
Shakespeare had two sisters, both younger than himself. Joan was born in 1569 and Anne in Their parents, John and Mary Shakespeare, also had two daughters before William was born, both dying in infancy. Shakespeare also had three younger brothers – Gilbert, Richard and Edmund. Joan was the only sibling to outlive William. Anne died at the age of 8.
Did William Shakespeare have children?
William and Anne Shakespeare had three children – two daughters and a son. Suzanna was born in 1583 and then, in 1585, the couple had twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet died at the age of 11 during the Plague. Suzanna married a local physician, Dr John Hall and Judith married a vintner, Thomas Quiney.