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What happened after the twins were born?

No one knows. There is no mention of Shakespeare in any records for seven years. These are sometimes called the "lost years." All we know is that in 1585 he was a young father with an uncertain future in Stratford and in 1592 he was an actor in London who was beginning to make a name for himself as a playwright. We donít know how or why he became an actor or what gave him the idea that he could write plays.


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