Nothing in Shakespeare’s early life hinted at how famous he would later become or how he developed his writing talent. He grew up in a small town, dropped out of school early, and went to work. He had to get married when he was just eighteen. He had three children by the time he was twenty-one. Yet within a decade he was one of England’s most successful playwrights. He wrote hit after hit after hit. The universal emotions evoked by his work have guaranteed he would be “not of an age, but for all time.”

  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane
  • Series: Poets & Playwrights
  • Year Published: 2006
  • Age Level: 8-13
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