He also loved watching his father make gloves. That was one of his jobs later on. His school was very strict. They had very harsh punishments so he had to study a lot. Sometimes Will had to walk many miles to watch a play that traveling actors put on. And if no one came with him he would tell all about it when he got home.
If you were thinking all this sounds like Shakespeare was a perfect child, once just for fun, Shakespeare and his friends stole deer and rabbits from woods that belonged to Sir Thomas Lucy. That's called poaching. For punishment, Will had to pay a big fine. To get even, he wrote a poem that made fun of Sir Thomas. He nailed this poem on the Lucy estate, and Sir Thomas was red hot mad. Many people laughed and felt sorry for Will.