No records exist to reveal how long William may have attended school. But, what is certain is that he did not attend university schooling, which is why people question the authorship of his works. At eighteen William Shakespeare married twenty-six year old Anna Hatheway. Since he was a minor he had to get his father's approval, and it was granted. On 27 November 1582, at Temple Grafton Church, Anne and William got married.
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare is probably one of English literature’s greatest influences. Not a lot is actually known about him, but we do know about his life comes from court records, wills, marriage certificates and his tombstone. William was thought to have been born in 1564. We know this from the earliest record we have of his life; his baptism which happened on Wednesday, April the 26th, 1564. We don’t actually know his exact birthday but from this record we assume he was born in 1564.
Nevertheless, scholars have pieced together a fairly complete picture of his life, and where facts are not known, they have drawn reasonable inferences (Best, 2005). However, the fact remains that much of what we know is based on indirect information. William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon some time in April, 1564, the son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden (Hanna - Life). Although there is no record of the exact date of his birth, there is a baptismal record at the church, so most scholars put his birthday as the 23rd of April, 1564 (Hanna - Life). John Shakespeare was a “prominent and prosperous alderman” in Stratford, and was “granted a coat of arms by the College of Heralds” (Hanna - Life).
His father was a rather successful tradesman, glove maker, and public figure. His mother was the daughter of a farmer. William was the third of eight children of John and Mary, although the two siblings before him died in infancy. Another younger sibling died before the age of ten. “Scholars have surmised that he most likely attended the King's New School, in Stratford, which taught reading, writing and the classics” (Bio).
It’s believed that because William’s father was a town official, the young William was entitled to a free education at the Kings school. It has been accepted [for the most part] that William Shakespeare attended the Stratford grammar school. The Stratford grammar school prepared students for the university; however there is no evidence that William ever attended a university. The reason being is when William Shakespeare was thirteen his father suffered business losses. William was pulled from school and apprenticed to a trade, not an uncommon occurrence during the Elizabethan Age.
The church's recorded documents only stated facts about his first 28 years. The rest of his years, on how he got to become a famous author and his c... ... middle of paper ... ...sides begin recognized for his works, William Shakespeare is also remembered as the most remarkable storyteller that the world has ever known. Shakespeare's stories transcend time and culture. Modern storytellers continue to adapt Shakespeare’s tales to suit our modern world, whether it is the tale of Lear on a farm in Iowa, Romeo and Juliet on the mean streets of New York City, or Macbeth in feudal Japan. In conclusion, William Shakespeare was an amazing write and actor.
For all his fame and celebration, William Shakespeare remains a mysterious figure with regards to personal history. There are just two primary sources for information on the Bard: his works, and various legal and church documents that have survived from Elizabethan times. Naturally, there are many gaps in this body of information, which tells us little about Shakespeare the man. William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, allegedly on April 23, 1564. Church records from Holy Trinity Church indicate that he was baptized there on April 26, 1564.
He was the third child of eight and the eldest surviving son. There is no literal form of evidence though most scholars believe that Shakespeare was educated at the King’s New school in Stratford (founded 1553), about a quarter-mile from his home. Two time periods within Shakespeare’s life (1578 - 1582 and 1585 - 1592), commonly called his lost years document when Shakespeare was “lost”. There are no records or accounts surrounding these periods, hence their name. Shakespeare began a successful career in London, taking up acting and writing as his career choice.
William Shakespeare’s work is known throughout the world and has been performed in countless hamlets, villages, cities and metropolises for more than 400 years. And yet, the personal history of William Shakespeare is somewhat a mystery. There are two main sources that provide us with a basic outline of his life. One source is through the plays, poems and sonnets he wrote, and the other source is from official documents, such as church and court records. But these sources can give only so much, they only tell us about specific events that happened that happened in his life, not much about the person experiencing them.
William Shakespeare is said to be born on April 23, 1564, although his actual birthday is not known, and was baptized at the holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. William Shakespeare was the third child of John and Mary Arden Shakespeare with two older sisters and three younger brothers. Although much is not known about his education, scholars believe that Shakespeare went to school in King's New School, in Stratford, which taught the basics of literature. On November 28, 1582, when Shakespeare was 18, he got married to a 26 year old women, Anne Hathaway, in Worcester. After about six months of marriage, on May 26, 1583, Anne Shakespeare gave birth to their first child, a daughter by the name of Susanna.