Who is William Shakespeare?

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 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, two epitaphs on a man named John Combe, one epitaph on Elias James, 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.

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Summer Repertory Theatre - Production History - The 1970s
... II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan Dracula by Bram Stoker The Miracle Worker by William Gibson Pippin music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O ... Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart and book by Rodgers and Hart Picnic by William Inge The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan I Remember, Do You? Musical Revue 1977 Cabaret by Kander ...
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
... The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) is an independent registered educational charity based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, that came into existence in 1847 following the purchase of William ... The SBT is considered the most significant Shakespeare charity in the world, and endeavours to internationally promote the appreciation and study of the plays and other works of William Shakespeare, and ... The Trust maintains and preserves the Shakespeare Birthplace properties, a museum, library of books, manuscripts, records of historic interest, pictures ...
List Of Songs Based On Poems - William Shakespeare
... The album When Love Speaks features several of Shakespeare's works set to music "When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes" performed by Rufus Wainwright (Sonnet 29) "No more be grieved at that which thou hast done ...
Critical Approaches To Hamlet - Further Reading
... William Shakespeare A Study of Facts and Problems ... Hamlet versus Lear Cultural Politics and Shakespeare's Art ... "This Side of Purgatory Ghostly Fathers and the Recusant Legacy in Hamlet." Shakespeare and the Culture of Christianity in Early Modern England ...
William Shakespeare - List of Works - Works
... and Cressida ‡ King Lear Othello Antony and Cleopatra Cymbeline * Poems Shakespeare's sonnets Venus and Adonis The Rape of Lucrece The Passionate Pilgrim The Phoenix and the Turtle A Lover's Complaint Lost ...

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    Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Adultery? Thou shalt not die. Die for adultery!
    No, the wren goes to’t, and the small gilded fly
    Does lecher in my sight. Let copulation thrive.
    —William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Bow, bow, ye lower middle classes!
    Bow, bow, ye tradesmen, bow, ye masses!
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)