I was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. When
I was 18, I married but I did not stay in Stratford. I went to London and became an actor.
I performed with a group called the Lord Chamberlain's Men.
We were very popular and everybody, including Queen Elizabeth the First, came to watch us. In 1597,
we built our own theatre called 'The Globe'. As well as acting, I wrote most of the plays we
performed. I wrote about comedy, tragedy and history. My plays are all great stories that include many of
the most famous words ever written. I also wrote many poems. My 28 plays, two long poems and 154 shorter poems have been
performed and read ever since in every country in the world.