Hamlet: What to know before reading
By Andrew Dufort
Who is William Shakespeare?
Why is Shakespeare still relevant
Shakespeare fun facts
1. Shakespeare’s only granddaughter Elizabeth, daughter of Susanna, died childless. Therefore, Shakespeare has no descendants.
2. Shakespeare died a very wealthy man, which was unlikely for artists during his time He formed a joint-stock company with his actors meaning he took a share in the company’s profits, as well as earning a fee for each play he wrote.
3. Some scholars believe that Shakespeare did not write the Shakespeare plays, for there are a variety of things we don’t know about him, like schooling.