Interesting facts about Shakespeare

Drama Comedy And Tragedy Theater PerformanOf all of the facts about Shakespeare, one of the strangest of all is that, though he is considered the finest writer of the English Language that there has ever been, Shakespeare didn’t actually write all the words of some of his plays. In fact, some people say that William Shakespeare did not write any of his functions whatsoever and that William Shakespeare was only a pen name that was used by some other writers of his time. Whatever the fact, many of Shakespeare’s phrases and words are still used in the English Language now. Here some more William Shakespeare facts you might not have known.
We do not know how to spell Shakespeare’s name
It is thought that Shakespeare’s name is derived from the old English word’schakken’, meaning spear, or to brandish. What we do not know to be a definite Shakespeare fact, though, is how he really spelt his own name. This is due to the fact that the famous poet used different spellings of his own name and he often used abbreviations of it as well.
All of the words of Shakespeare aren’t his own
It’s a truth about William Shakespeare that he had been a prolific author. He wrote 154 poems and sonnets and 38 plays, but not all of the words which are licensed to the bard of Avon were his own. It was quite common in those days for writers to assign some of their writing to others and Shakespeare was no exception.
He was not loved by the critics
Although his plays become extremely popular and he could count royalty among his many lovers, the literary critics of the time were far less impressed by the writing of William Shakespeare. The man who is now known as the greatest writer of all time was known as an”upstart crow, beautified with our feathers” with a critic of the time, Robert Greene, who thought that Shakespeare was nothing more than an upstart actor who had been trying his hand at some writing.
Many facts about Shakespeare somewhat unclear and one such reality is exactly when and how he came to prominence in the world of theatre. We do understand that Shakespeare was an actor, as well as a playwright, and he did act in lots of his own plays too from the plays of other playwrights. In addition, he disappeared for a time period between the years of 1585 and 1592 during which time it’s believed he may have been acting in London under an assumed name.
His own children were illiterate
One of the stranger facts about William Shakespeare is that it is thought that his own children could have been illiterate. It’s understood that his father signed with his mark, as opposed to his signature, and William Shakespeare was probably the only person in his household who could read and write.