William Shakespeare is perhaps the most important of all the writers in the English language. He is thought by most to be the greatest playwright of all time, yet we know so very little about the man. Still, we’ve managed to gather enough information to put 4 quizzes together as, I’m sure you’ll agree, one quiz is not enough to do justice to such a literary giant as Shakespeare.
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire and was baptised a few days later on the 26th of April 1564. His father was a glove maker and his mother the daughter of a wealthy landowner, so it’s likely that William was educated at Stratford’s grammar school. When he was 18 he married Anne Hathaway, a farmer’s daughter. She was eight years older than him and their first child, Susanna, was born six months after their wedding. Two years later, the couple had twins, Hamnet and Judith. The next we hear of Shakespeare is in 1592 when he appears in London.
Test your knowledge of the life and works of Willian Shakespeare in this, the first of four fun quizzes!
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