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Rumors about Shakespeare

1. The person named William Shakespeare did not write his name.

2. He was gay, or at least bisexual.

3. He was Catholic.

4. He purposefully insulted his wife in his will.

5. He was caught poaching and had to leave Stratford in disgrace.
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How did William Shakespeare become famous?

William shakespeare became famous by writing stories in his spare time. He worked in a pantomime and some of his friends came across his stories and plays. They decided to keep his plays and use them as their own. They made Shakespeare the main person to make the plays more popular. However they did (MORE)

Who was William Shakespeare?

William Shakespeare was an English playwright and poet, widelyregarded as the greatest writer in the English language and theworld's pre-eminent dramatist. Thousands of his new words and phrases are commonly used in spokenEnglish today. He is often called England's national poet and the"Bard of A (MORE)

Where is William Shakespeare?

William Shakespeare is currently dead, so he is in heaven. Unless, he did bad things and went to hell. But I am pretty sure he is in HELL ROTTING AWAY. His grave is in Stratford, England.

What did William Shakespeare do?

William Shakespeare was a poet, actor and a playwright. He also invented many of the words and phrases that we use today.Born ahead if his time, he was never a mere playwright. If you seehis plays done in a modern way, the humour and cleverness are therefor all to see. Basing most of his characters (MORE)

Who did William Shakespeare marry?

William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in November 1582 when shewas pregnant with their first daughter, Susanna. They later hadtwins Judith and Hamnet, who died when he was eleven.

What did William Shakespeare change his name to?

William Shakespeare did not change his name. His acting company did, however, change its name. His Theatre Company was originally called "The Lord Chamberlain's Men" after the Lord Chamberlain, an official responsible for theatres and other public entertainment. After the death of Queen Elizabe (MORE)

Why did William Shakespeare go to jail for?

There's no record of Shakespeare going to jail. This is not to say that he couldn't have, just that we have no reason to think he did. The old legend about him being a poacher has no basis in evidence.

What jobs did William Shakespeare have?

He was an actor. He performed in plays for over twenty years. He was a businessman. He had an interest in two theatres and the theatre company he belonged to. He invested in land and made loans to people. He was a writer. Most of his writing he did for the theatre company, but he also sold his poe (MORE)

What was William Shakespeare most famous for?

Most likely, the epic play of Romeo and Juliet . Most peopleknow about that play, and have had to, or will eventually, read itin school. Some other well known plays are Macbeth and Hamlet . He wrote the ever-popular Sonnet 18, which is alsoknown as "Shall I Compare Thee To a Summer's Day?". It is (MORE)

What was William Shakespeare nickname?

People call him the bard or the Bard of Avon, but they didn't call him that when he was alive. He was called the Swan of Avon shortly after his death, but that was probably poetry. His friends probably called him Will. The Bard of Avon.

What did Queen Elizabeth I have to do with William Shakespeare?

Elizabeth was never Shakespeare's patron although she paid for some of his works to be performed at court (the place) for her. She did this also with many other playwrights. His company was called the Lord Chamberlain's Men and was funded, like all theatrical companies of the time, by the profits th (MORE)

What is William Shakespeare known for?

William Shakespeare is known for his works, especially this plays and sonnets. He is also known for his technique. One cool thing that he did was write in iambic pentameter. Iambic pentameter basically means that each line has 10 syllables. These ten syllables would go in a pattern of unstressed, st (MORE)

Who is John Shakespeare to William Shakespeare?

John Shakespeare (c. 1531 - September 1601) was the father of William Shakespeare. He was a glover. John Shakespeare was a successful and well connected man during the early part of his career. He ran a business as a maker, worker and seller of leather goods such as purses, belts and gloves. On 2 Oc (MORE)

Where was William Shakespeare?

I have no idea but there is a book called king of shadows that explains about the globe theatre and William Shakespeare but it is half fiction half non. I recommend it completely and I'm only 10!

What did William Shakespeare act in?

He is in the playlists for Jonson's "Every Man in his Humour" and "Sejanus". He is listed in the First Folio as one of the actors who played in his own plays, but it doesn't say which ones, and we know some of the actors on that list did not play in some of the plays. Rumour says he played the Ghost (MORE)

Did William Shakespeare ever perform?

Yes, he was an actor and performed in many plays although we only know the names of a few of them, notably Jonson's Every Man in his Humour and Sejanus. He also appeared in his own plays, or some of them. He is supposed to have played the ghost in Hamlet, and a contemporary writing in 1610 said he l (MORE)

Did William Shakespeare live with his wife?

Briefly, between 1592 and 1595 at least. Maybe longer--we don't know. Eventually however he go work in the London theatre district which meant that he had to live away from home.

What effect did William Shakespeare have on the Renaissance?

It really depends on what you think the Renaissance was all about. One of its main characteristics was the revival of Roman and Greek forms and ideals. Although Shakespeare did sometimes use classical sources (for plays like Julius Caesar, The Comedy of Errors, or Antony and Cleopatra) neither his p (MORE)

Who William Shakespeare wrote poems for?

His poems (Sonnets) indicate that out of his 154 sonnets approx. (maybe more) some were directed to either his mistress or his lover The Earl Of Southampton. His long poems, Venus & Adonis and Lucrece were dedicated to Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton. .

Who are William Shakespeares perants?

Shakespeare's parents were John Shakespeare who got married to Mary Arden a local farmers daughter. John trained as a glove-maker and a wool-trader later on in his life. Shakespeare grew up in quite poor background, one of six, attending the local school till the age of seven when he got into a Gram (MORE)

What did William Shakespeare publish in 1609?

I belive it was his sonnets. The original quarto of Shakespeare's Sonnets was published in 1609 by Thomas Thorpe. The absence of the customary author's dedication or benediction - and other evidence associated with the poems - suggest, however, that Shakespeare was not a party to the publication p (MORE)

When did William Shakespeare write comedies?

Many people think that either The Comedy of Errors or Love's Labour's Lost might be Shakespeare's first play. If not, they are among the first four or five. The last play Shakespeare worked on was a collaboration with John Fletcher on The Two Noble Kinsmen, which is perhaps a tragicomedy since it wo (MORE)

How much did William Shakespeare weight?

I think that he must have weighed about 7 or 8 stone because in the olden times they didn't usually have that much food to eat because mainly it was too expensive.

What do oranges have to do with William Shakespeare?

Oranges were sold by "women of ill repute" in the globe. Purchasing one was a method of purchasing a sexual favor. Hence, their appearance in Much Ado About Nothing has a little more connotation to it than you might otherwise think. Additionally, an article published on the topic, "Accidental S (MORE)

How did William Shakespeare get into acting and writing?

We don't know. He might have become interested in theatre before he left Stratford, or he might have left Stratford looking for any kind of job, and someone steered him in the direction of the theatre. But it's all speculation; we really have no idea what happened.

What did William Shakespeare do after his son died?

Shakespeare does not seem to have behaved in any way differently after 1596 from the way he behaved before 1596. The death of his son did not seem to affect his behaviour in any way. In particular, he did not write elegiac poems about Hamnet, or write the play Hamlet (he wrote that play five years l (MORE)

Why is William Shakespeare the real Shakespeare?

Antistratfordians claim that this William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon was not the author of the plays and poems that bear his name, but actually the evidence for Shakespeare's authorship is abundant and wide-ranging for the era in which he lived, much more abundant than the comparable evidenc (MORE)

What does did William Shakespeare do?

William Shakespeare was a playwrite and an actor, however, he never published any of his plays, instead is friends and fellow actors John Hemminges and Henry Condell decided to after he died.

What William Shakespeare do?

Shakespeare wrote over thirty plays, most of which are consideredamong the best in the history for drama. He wrote in all genres:comedy, history, tragicomedy, and tragedy. He wrote over a hundredand fifty sonnets, many considered among the best in the Englishlanguage. He owned part of the most succe (MORE)

What where shakespeare facts and rumors?

Shakespeare wrote over 36 plays which are counted as some of the greatest plays ever written. That's a fact. Shakespeare is said to have left Stratford because he had been poaching deer and didn't want to be prosecuted. That's a rumour.