It dawns on me this morning that I don't know the answer to this question: Would Shakespeare's family (Ann and the kids, that is) have seen his work? How and when exactly would this have happened? Would they have trekked into London? How old would the kids need to have been?
I guess I've always assumed that while they may have known what Dad did for a living, that they wouldn't necessarily have ever seen the plays. But I don't have a reason for thinking that one way or the other.