William Shakespeare

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Arts & Music
Subject:
Theatre
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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Biography & Facts

William Shakespeare is a world-reknown playwright and poet. He was born in 1564 at Stradford-on-Avon, England and died in 1616. Shakespeare wrote numerous plays and sonnets and invented thousands of words. In fact, he wrote more than 30 plays specializing in history, comedy, tragedy, or romance.

Achievements

William Shakespeare is best known for writing Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Antony and Cleopatra. In his final years, he wrote Cymbeline, A Winter's Tale, and The Tempest. He also invented thousands of words by mixing Latin, French, and Native roots.

Contributions to the World

Romeo and Juliet Love Theme

One of William Shakespeare's most famous works was Romeo and Juliet. It was a tragedy about two lovers who could not be together. He brought a new psychological realism and depth to drama, and created hundreds of living, believable characters, all of them different individuals showing the rich diversity of humanity.

An original manuscript

Bibliography

"BBC - Primary History - Famous People - Shakespeare". 2014. BBC. 15 May 2014. ."Shakespeare". 2014. British Humanist Association. 15 May 2014. ."The Changing Face of William Shakespeare". 2006. The Morgan Library & Museum. 15 May 2014. "William Shakespeare". Academy of American Poets. 15 May 2014. ."William Shakespeare: The Poetry Foundation". 2014. Poetry Magazine. 15 May 2014. .

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