Justin Mariner


When & where was Shakespeare born?

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 23, 1564.

What do we know about Shakespeare’s education?

It is assumed that Shakespeare may have attended grammar school in Stratford, but there are no existing records to prove it.

How old was he when he married? Why did he marry Anne Hathaway?

Shakespeare married Anna Hathaway when he was 18 because she was pregnant.

How old was she when they married?

Anna Hathaway was married when she was 26 years old.

How many children did he have? What were their names?

Shakespeare and Hathaway had 3 children: Susanna, Hamnet, and Judith.

What was the name of Shakespeare’s first acting company?

Shakespeare’s first acting company was named Lord Chamberlain’s Men.

How many plays and poems is Shakespeare known for writing?

William Shakespeare is known for writing 38 plays and 154 sonnets.

How old was he when he retired?

He retired in 1611, which means he was either about 47 years old at the time.

What’s on the Shakespeare family crest?

The Shakespeare family crest is a coat of arms.

Under King James, what acting troupe was Shakespeare a part of?

Once King James took over, Shakespeare’s acting group was renamed to the “King’s Men”.

Why were the theaters closed for many months?

The theaters were closed for many months due to the plague.

What was the name of Shakespeare’s retirement home?

After retiring, Shakespeare bought a house and deemed it “New House”.

Where is Shakespeare buried?

Shakespeare was buried at Holy Trinity in Stratford.