Newsround’s Leah Gooding and Ricky Boleto investigate Shakespeare’s life. From his birth in Stratford-upon-Avon to his schooldays; his marriage to Hathaway when he was just 18; his family – by 21 he had three children – and how he left Stratford for London to become a writer of plays. In London Leah and Ricky visit Shakespeare’s Globe, the reconstruction of the theatre Shakespeare helped to pay for when it was built in 1599.
Contributors include Michael Rosen, Dr Paul Edmondson, Professor Carol Tutter and Dr Farah Karim-Cooper. The film includes performance extracts from Globe Education’s Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank.