The baptisms of his three children are the last record of him for seven years, known as his lost years.
This suggests he divided his time between Stratford and London a two or three-day commute. Was it Francis Bacon - the Elizabethan philosopher and great legal mind of the age? Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
InLove's Labour's Lost was Shakespeare's first work published with his name on the title page, suggesting it was now a selling point.
It was not until the end of his life that Shakespeare moved back in with Anne in their Stratford home. Mercury holds this role as twin to Venus, who is also known as the Morning Star.
At the same time, there are passages in all the plays that deviate from this and use forms of poetry or simple prose. Shine forth, thou Starre of Poets Although the theater culture in 16th century England was not highly admired by people of high rank, some of the nobility were good patrons of the performing arts and friends of the actors.
For this reason, some theorists have suggested that one or several authors wishing to conceal their true identity used the person of William Shakespeare as a front.