Question: Which of these is the most commonly believed theory on Shakespeare's "lost years"?
Correct Answer There are also other theories about William's "lost years" including suggestions that he went travelling to Italy, and that he became a priest. Scholars deem the schoolmaster theory the most likely.
Question: William Shakespeare and his wife became the parents of twins in 1585 (a boy and a girl). What were they named?
Correct Answer They were named after friends of William, Hamnet and Judith Sadler. Sadly, Hamnet Shakespeare died in 1596, aged 11. It is interesting that William wrote "Hamlet" shortly after his son's death, about a son whose father had recently died, and the son's anger at the separation imposed by this loss.
Question: In which year was William Shakespeare born?
Correct Answer The records of the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford, show that William Shakespeare was baptized on 26 April 1564. At this time, most babies were baptized a day or two after they were born. It has been estimated that William was born on 23 April. The Shakepeare's had already lost their first two daughters in infancy, Joan and Margaret, when their first son William was born. The couple went on to have five more children - Gilbert, Joan (named after their first child), Anne (who died at the age of eight), Richard and Edmund.
Question: What were the names of William Shakespeare's parents before they married?
Correct Answer John Shakespeare was orginally from Snitterfield, and Mary Arden was from Wilmcote. These villagesare about 3 miles (5 KM) from Stratford-upon-Avon, in Warwickshire. Both John and Mary came from farming families. They married in 1557.