About Shakespeare


Follow the journey of William Shakespeare's life in this series of 13 videos.

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1. How do we know when Shakespeare was born?

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2. What did Shakespeare's father do?

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3. Who was Shakespeare's mother?

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4. Where did Shakespeare go to school?

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5. What did Shakespeare do after leaving school?

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6. How many children did Shakespeare have?

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7. Why and when did Shakespeare go to London?

 

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8. How did Shakespeare make money in London?

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9. Was Shakespeare popular in his own lifetime?

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10. Was Shakespeare rich?

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11. Why and when did Shakespeare return to Stratford-upon-Avon?

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12. When did Shakespeare die?

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13. What did Shakespeare leave in his will?

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