It is believed that William Shakespeare would have studied Latin composition and the works of classical authors in grammar school. He's thought to have attended The King's New School of Stratford-upon-Avon. More »

William Shakespeare's works are still studied for a number of reasons. These include his ability to create a complex story, the range of emotions featured throughout his work and his ability to create multilayered charac... More »

Factors that influenced William Shakespeare include the study of classical literature and London culture as well as the people he associated with throughout his lifetime. Writers such as Chaucer and Plutarch also greatly... More » Art & Literature Literature Classics

Though much mystery surrounds the life of William Shakespeare, it is believed by many historians that he likely attended grammar school near his home in Stratford, at the King's New School. No records of other schools he... More »

Queen Elizabeth I and King James I were on the throne during the time of William Shakespeare. Queen Elizabeth became England's monarch in 1558, and Shakespeare was born in 1564. She died in 1603, and James I ascended the... More »

In 1594, William Shakespeare joined the theater company known as the Lord Chamberlain's Men. He eventually became the chief writer for this company and acted for it as well, though Richard Burbage always received the sta... More »

Queen Elizabeth I was the monarch when William Shakespeare was born and remained queen until her death in 1603. Elizabeth I had no consort. James I was her successor, and he remained on the throne when Shakespeare died i... More »