(1555/56 – 6 August 1623) was the wife of William Shakespeare. They were married in 1582. She outlived her husband by seven years. Very little is known about her beyond a few references in legal documents, but her personality and relationship to Shakespeare have been the subject of much speculation by historians and creative writers.
25.08.2012 [Wisconsin Gazette] - The one-woman show features APT veteran Tracy Michelle Arnold as Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's wife, who was pregnant with the first of the pair's three children when they married in 1582. In 2005, Canadian playwright Vern Thiessen used the very few
21.08.2012 [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel] - Spring Green - When she married the 18-year-old Shakespeare, Anne Hathaway was 26 and pregnant. During much of her 30-plus years of marriage, she and her husband lived apart. She had three children, losing one. When her husband died, all he left her
Shakespeare’s wife, Anne Hathaway, was born in 1556. ... Anne Hathaway was the eldest of the eight children of a farmer, Richard Hathaway. ... When she married she went to live with her husband in his parents’ house in Henley Street, Stratford.
18.08.2012 [77Square.com] - It is a kind of rebirth for Anne Hathaway, the star and subject of "Shakespeare's Will" running at American Players Theatre, with Arnold as the sole cast member. Among volumes written about the playwright's life are precious few words about his