If someone were to ask me when did William Shakespeare start to write and I had to respond to that question off the top of my head, then, in light of the virtuoso manner in which Shakespeare’s plays have been inked, I would probably be compelled to answer that query by saying, “he started writing while he was still in his mother’s womb”.
But of course that would just be a figurative statement, based on the man’s potential and the continued goodwill he was able to amass both during his life & also after passing away. But on the real, upon studying facts about William Shakespeare, one really can find a more objective answer to when did William Shakespeare start to write. And now, let us mount the train to the timeline of William Shakespeare and take a brief tour through the pages chockfull with the literature history of William Shakespeare.
Meanwhile, as is the case with many facts related to Jesus & his life, many of Shakespeare’s facts come associated with a thin layer of legend greasing up its surface. For this reason, there exists a hefty dichotomy between a particular event and when the particular occurrence took place. Consequently, we cannot say with certain surety neither about what inspired William Shakespeare to write or what year did William Shakespeare start writing? Never the less, there those daring ones whose thirst to know the absolute lured them deep in to this quest and come out with their respective findings and consensus. Let us appreciate what the knowledge bank already says about such interrogations.
So from the agreed upon research, we know that William Shakespeare was born in 1564; we are only certain about the year; no unclassified details are available about the exact date or month of birth. Similarly, what precise date or month did William Shakespeare die during 1616 is also an enigma which remains to be validated. There is a popular consensus that he entered wedlock at the age of 18 which makes it the year 1582 – this, by the way, is also a retort for those curious to know when did William Shakespeare get married.
Four years from this event, in 1592, his plays were being commented on by Robert Greene. By this William would have attained the age of 21; if not 22. Historians are very vague about whether he started writing immediately after marriage or not because he fathered 3 kids in 2 years. That means, by the age of 20, he was a father of 3 off springs.
Therefore, in light of all these available facts, figures & numbers, I put my money that it was the year during which William Shakespeare transitioned from being a 20 year old turning 21 that William Shakespeare started to write. As for who influenced William Shakespeare, I would have to say that if you happen to start writing mature plays at that young of an age, you definitely have more than one source of inspiration; you are young, passionate, energetic at that particular age and your imagination runs faster than your thoughts!