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 ...
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 Turtle ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ... 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, photographs and objects of antiquity with particular reference ...

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    Apothecary. My poverty, but not my will, consents.
    Romeo. I pay thy poverty, and not thy will.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    He will give the devil his due.
    —William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    They soon became like brothers from community of wrongs;
    They wrote each other little odes and sang each other songs;
    They told each other anecdotes disparaging their wives;
    On several occasions, too, they saved each other’s lives.
    —Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)