In addition to being an actor, playwright, and entrepreneur, it is thought that Shakespeare may have also worked as a horse attendant and assistant schoolmaster. There are several years of Shakespeare's life for which th... More »

Although William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-on-Avon, north of London, he spent most of his career living and working in London. Between 1590 and 1613, he wrote and acted in plays that were produced at the Globe an... More »

William Shakespeare retired to Stratford-on-Avon, where he lived out the last few years of his life. Having become a wealthy man, he bought a large house in Stratford-on-Avon in 1597 named New Place to which he retired a... More »

English playwright William Shakespeare was born and died in Stratford-upon-Avon, a countryside town approximately 100 miles northwest of London, but spent most of his time in London. Shakespeare was born in 1564, likely ... More »

Although William Shakespeare did not write actual books, he wrote 38 plays during his career as a playwright. His earliest written plays included "Richard III" and "Henry VI." More »

While William Shakespeare is most widely known as a playwright, there are actually three different professions that he became famous for. These three professions were all in the theater and consisted of a playwright, poe... More »

Shortly before his death on April 25, 1616, famed English poet and playwright William Shakespeare constructed his last will and testament, which stated that upon his death, his wife Anne would receive his second best bed... More »