Shakespeare went to London in 1587. He worked as an
actor and writer. He went back to Stratford in 1597.
He wrote many
poems and 35 plays. Some of his plays are comedies
(funny plays) like Twelfth Night. Others are histories
like Richard III and Henry V. Some are tragedies (sad
plays) like Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear. In
Shakespeare's time women were not allowed to be in
plays. All the parts (men and women) were played by
died in 1616 but we can still see his plays in nearly every
country in the world today.