The Legendary Writers

Writers and their Published Literature

William Shakespear

William Shakespeare was English writer poetry man and and actor, and mostly the greatest writer in English history. He is often called England's national poet and "bard of Avon". His extant works including collaboration was approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets and 2 long narrative poems and couple other versus. at age 18 married Anne Hathaway with whom he had three children; and was an actor, playwright, poet, and theatre entrepreneur in London. Though more is known about Shakespeare's life than those of most other Elizabethan and Jacobean writers, few personal biographical facts survive about him, which is unsurprising in the light of his social status as a commoner, the low esteem in which his profession was held, and the general lack of interest of the time in the personal lives of writers. Nevertheless, hundreds of biographies have been written and more continue to be, most of which rely on inferences and the historical context of the 70 or so hard facts recorded about Shakespeare the man, a technique that sometimes leads to embellishment or unwarranted interpretation of the documented record.

Shakespeare authorship question?

The Shakespeare authorship question is the argument that someone other than William shakespeare of Startford upon Avon wrote the works attributed to him. Anti-Stratfordians a collective term for adherents of the various alternative-authorship theories believe that Shakespeare of Stratford was a front to shield the identity of the real author or authors, who for some reason did not want or could not accept public credit. Although the idea has attracted much public interest, all but a few Shakespeare scholars and literary historians consider it a fringe belief band for the most part acknowledge it only to rebut or disparage the claims.