He became a physician, although he did not hold an English medical degree. lieutenant has been speculated that he studied medicine in France.
In 1597. He established a practice in Stratford-upon-Avon, where he was the only doctor in the town. They had one daughter, Elizabeth. Their home in Stratford, Hall"s Croft, is now open to the public.
After Shakespeare"s death, they moved into his former house at New Place.
Hall appears to have had a close relationship with his father-in-law, as they are recorded being in agreement with each other over a local issue regarding enclosure in 1613. The are also known to have travelled together to London on business in 1614.
On 15 July the Halls brought suit for slander against Lane in the Consistory Court at Worcester. Robert Whatcott, who three years later witnessed Shakespeare"s will, testified for the Halls, but Lane failed to appear.
Lane was found guilty and excommunicated.
He was later involved in a riot to protest against Wilson. The slander case has been used as the subject of a play, The Herbal Bed, by Peter Whelan. In the original production Hall was played by Liam Cunningham.
He was portrayed by Tom Hiddleston in A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets, a television movie first broadcast on British Broadcasting Corporation Four on the 22 November 2005 as part of a supporting program for the British Broadcasting Corporation"s ShakespeaRe-Told season.
In 1613, a member of the anti-Wilson faction, John Lane, defamed Susanna, claiming she had committed adultery with one Ralph Smith, a 35-year-old haberdasher, and had caught a venereal disease from Smith.