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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List Of Songs Based On Poems - William Shakespeare
... Tree" by Donovan 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 ...
William Shakespeare - List of Works - Works
... Hamlet Troilus 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 ...
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 ... The SBT is considered the most significant Shakespeare charity in the world, and endeavours to internationally promote the appreciation and study of the ... The Trust maintains and preserves the Shakespeare Birthplace properties, a museum, library of books, manuscripts, records of historic interest, pictures, photographs and objects of antiquity with ...
Summer Repertory Theatre - Production History - The 1970s
... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...

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    There is a law in each well-ordered nation
    To curb those raging appetites that are
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    No villainous bounty yet hath passed my heart;
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