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William Shakespeare

~The actual birthdate of Shakespeare is unknown.~He is regarderd as the greatest dramatist of all times.~Shakespeare's works have been translated into every major language in the world, and his plays are performed more than any other playwright, dead or alive.~Shakespeare is believed to be born and to die on the same day.

~"The Legacy of Shakespeare." Life As I See It. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 May 2014. .~"Fall GRO Units - 2013." Northvail Sail. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 May 2014. .~"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare." The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 May 2014. .~"William Shakespeare." Famous Authors. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 May 2014. .~"William Shakespeare-Biography." The European Graduate School: Graduate and Postgraduate Studies. European Graduate School, n.d. Web. 30 May 2014. .~"The Life of William Shakespeare." Shakespeare in American Communities. National Endownment For The Arts, n.d. Web. 30 May 2014. .~ "Literature and Language." Serendip Studios. Serendip Studios, n.d. Web. 30 May 2014. .

William Shakespeare



Interesting Facts

William SHakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom. He was not born into a rich family, but rather to a glovemaker and tradesman, and teh daughter of an affluent farmer. Throughout his life, he lived there as well as London, England since he got a career of being an actor and a writer, and he also partly owned Lord Chamberlain's Men.

Shakespeare is best known for his pieces Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, and Antony and Cleopatra. He also wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnnets, and 2 narrative poems, but these are his most famous and well-known pieces. Shakespeare's works were comic plays, tragedies, Shakespearian tragicomedies, and romances. He wrote plays, sonnets, and poems. Shakespeare's structure and use of language helped to shape modern English. Many expressions and phrases that are still used today were taken from Shakespeare's works.


Music from

The Merchant of Venice

Romeo and Juliet

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves."

Works by Shakespeare

~Romeo and Juliet~The Merchant of Venice~As You Like It~Antony and Cleopatra~Julius Caesar~Hamlet~Love's Labours Lost~King Lear~Titus Andronicus~Macbeth~The Merry Wives of Windsor~The Tempest~Othello~Timon of Athens~Taming of the Shrew~Twelfth Night~Two Gentlemen of Verona



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