Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564 in the town of Stratford, England. His
father, John Shakespeare was a glove maker and his mother May Arden inherited
land so they had some money. As a result of his father having money he did not
have to stay home and help out as much. He probably unlike many other children
at that time attended the town’s free school. At the age of eighteen

Shakespeare married Anne Hathawy November 27, 1582 who was eight years older
then him. He had three children his first was Susanna then twins Hamnet and

Judith. For most of his life he lived in London and had very little to do with

Stratford. He listed as a member of the Lord Chamberlains Company, which is a
troupe of actors in 1594. By the mid 1590s his plays were extremely popular, he
was once rated by a critic as the best author of both tragedy and comedy. In

1599 the Lord Chamberlains Company built the Globe Theater. In the year 1608 the

Lord Chamberlains Company acquired control of the Blackfriars, which at that
time was the only theater within the limits of London. Shakespeare was a
shareholder in both of these theaters. This suggests that Shakespeare might have
been a businessman as well as an actor and playwright. In Shakespeare began to
write plays for his troop Lord Chamberlains Company. In writing his plays he had
to take several things into account. Some examples are the skills of the actors
in his troop, and also that all of the actors were men, because of the fact that
no women were allowed to perform at that time. By 1592 he was recognized as a
successful actor, also as a poet. During his life he wrote at least 36 plays.

Between 1611 and 1613 he bought a house in Stratford and retired from the
theater. He did at the age of 52 on his birthday. His was buried and remains at
the Church of Holy Trinity in Stratford.