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how much formal education did Shakespeare have?

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cassiebookram | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 10, 2013 at 11:52 PM via web

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how much formal education did Shakespeare have?

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aszerdi | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted October 11, 2013 at 5:15 AM (Answer #1)

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Shakespeare entered the Stratford Grammar School around the age of six or seven. However, he is thought to have exited the school around the age of thirteen due to his father's financial struggles. Little is known of his life during his following teenage years before he emerged as an actor and playwright, and it cannot be concluded whether or not he received further education.

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missmyers | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted October 13, 2013 at 9:41 PM (Answer #2)

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Of the limited amount of information we actually have about Shakespeare's life, it is commonly accepted that he only got through Grammar School (Kings New School) in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Remember, education wasn't as common and readily available in Elizabethan England as it is in our society.

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