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When did William Shakespeare start writing?

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February 07, 2017 2:44AM

As with so many aspects of Shakespeare's life, the exact date when he began writing is not known.

It is thought that he was still living in Stratford-Upon-Avon in 1585, and from then until 1592, there is no evidence of his whereabouts or activities; this period is known as "Shakespeare's Lost Years."

In due course he entered the entertainment business. He became an actor, a writer and a joint-owner of a theater company. There is a mention of one of his plays (a criticism) published in London in 1592, so all that can be said is is that he had started his writing career before then. Plays attributed to him were being performed on the stage by 1592, but little is known of what he did in the years between 1585 and 1592.

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