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When and why did Shakespeare become a playwright?

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mascoo | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 8, 2008 at 3:09 PM via web

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When and why did Shakespeare become a playwright?

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allyson | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted April 9, 2008 at 12:10 AM (Answer #1)

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It is believed that Shakespeare wrote his first plays, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Taming of the Shrew, in 1590. We do not know a lot about Shakespeare's life, but we do know that we began as an actor in The Chamberlain's Men. His success and happiness as an actor probably caused him to move on to writing the plays as well. It's just our luck that he was good at it! Shakespeare understood the human spirit, despite (and possibly because of) being mostly self-educated, and he captivated his insights through his works.

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c056 | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 3, 2009 at 6:25 PM (Answer #3)

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he became a playwright in 1589 he became one because he loved to wright he became one in london theater 

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