William Shakespeare first made his appearance on the London stage, where his plays would be written and performed, around 1592, although the exact date is unknown.
He was, however, well known enough to be attacked by critics in newspapers, and thus was considered to be already an established playwright.
Shakespeare continued to work with his company of men at the Globe Theatre until around 1610, the year that he retired from working on the stage.
He, however, continued to support the Globe Theatre, including buying apartments for playwrights and actors to live in, all of which were near to the theatre.
These seven years are known as "Shakespeare's Lost Years," and have been the source of various stories that remain unverified, including a salacious story involving Shakespeare escaping Stratford prosecution for deer poaching.
This story, among others, are solely entertainment and are not considered as part of the canon that makes up the playwright's personal life.It was in 1594 that the first known quartos of Shakespeare's plays were published, solidifying his reputation by 1598 when his name became the selling point in new productions.This led to his success as both an actor on stage and a playwright, and his name was published on the title page of his plays.From then on, Shakespeare spent most of his time in Stratford-upon-Avon, where he had purchased the second-largest home in town for his family.William Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616, and was buried at the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford two days later, with a curse written on his tombstone to ward off those who would disturb his bones.He was 52 years old at the time of his death and was survived by his wife, Anna, and their two daughters.There are no direct descendants from Shakespeare's line, as both daughters had children who did not make it to adulthood.This has led to many interpretations of his life and works, creating a legend out of the commoner from Stratford-upon-Avon who rose to prominence and in the process wrote many of the seminal works that provide the foundation for the current English language.The exact date of Shakespeare's birth is unknown, but it is accepted that he was born in April of 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England, and baptized in the same month.He was also known to partake in the theatre while at the school as was the custom at the time.As a commoner, Shakespeare's education was thought to finish at the grammar school level as there is no record of him attending university, which was a luxury reserved for upper-class families.