William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English ...
William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613 at age 49, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others. Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights. Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare's. Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry". In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed, and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world. Shakespeare's works are listed underlying: A Midsommer Nights Dreame As You Like It Cymbeline Hamlet, Prince of Denmark KING RICHARD III Measure for Measure Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare's Sonnets Sonnets The Comedie of Errors The life and death of King Richard the Second The Life of Henry the Fift The Merchant of Venice The New Hudson Shakespeare - Julius Caesar The Rape of Lucrece The Taming of the Shrew The Tragedie of Macbeth The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice THE TRAGEDY OF CORIOLANUS THE TRAGEDY OF JULIUS CAESAR THE TRAGEDY OF KING LEAR The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus The Winters Tale Twelfth Night Two Gentlemen of Verona Venus and Adonis Well That Ends Well OTHELLO The Tempest THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET Features: 1. You can add bookmark at any place you like; 2. You can write note about a certain content; 3. Swipe left or right to page up or page down; 4. You can change text color, text size, background color, and so on. Enjoy you reading!
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