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Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, Shakspere, William Shakspere, Bard of Avonnoun
English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
Eloquent language, especially English; poetry.
A playwright of the standing of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare, an English playwright and poet of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries
His works or media adaptations of his works.
William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. He is 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" (or simply "the Bard"). His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, 154 sonnets, three long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. He remains arguably the most influential writer in the English language, and his works continue to be studied and reinterpreted. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Sometime 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. At age 49 (around 1613), he appears to have retired to Stratford, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive; this has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, his sexuality, his religious beliefs and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known works between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were primarily comedies and histories and are regarded as some of the best works produced in these genres. He then wrote mainly tragedies until 1608, among them Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, all considered to be among the finest works in the English language. In the last phase of his life, he wrote tragicomedies (also known as romances) and collaborated with other playwrights. Many of Shakespeare's plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy in his lifetime. However, in 1623, John Heminges and Henry Condell, two fellow actors and friends of Shakespeare's, published a more definitive text known as the First Folio, a posthumous collected edition of Shakespeare's dramatic works that included all but two of his plays. Its Preface was a prescient poem by Ben Jonson, a former rival of Shakespeare, that hailed Shakespeare with the now famous epithet: "not of an age, but for all time".
Shakespeare refers to William Shakespeare, an English playwright, poet, and actor who is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language. He is best known for his plays, such as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and Hamlet, which encompass a wide range of themes and genres, including tragedy, comedy, and history. Shakespeare's works continue to be studied, performed, and celebrated for their complex characters, poetic language, and insightful exploration of the human condition.
Shakespeare, a biographical and critical study of William Shakespeare by Anthony Burgess, was published in 1970. ISBN 0-7867-0972-3.
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The Shakespeare surname appeared 1,275 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Shakespeare.
57.1% or 728 total occurrences were White.
30.2% or 385 total occurrences were Black.
7.5% or 96 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
2.4% or 31 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.9% or 25 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.7% or 10 total occurrences were Asian.
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The numerical value of Shakespeare in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Shakespeare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
If we wish to know the force of human genius we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning we may study his commentators.
I do not believe that any writer has ever exposed this bovaryisme, the human will to see things as they are not, more clearly than Shakespeare.
Come to think of it, there are already a million monkeys on a million typewriters, and the Usenet is NOTHING like Shakespeare
There is a skewed vision because the Marvel version is like a Shakespeare, we certainly enjoy them but don’t see them as religious in any sense. The priest said the gods are viewed as mystical and symbolic. Most modern worshipers don’t consider them to be living beings that are capable of flying down from the clouds.
I am not an expert myself on Shakespeare's pieces, so I wanted to have the opinion of an expert, this is why I contacted Eric Rasmussen to make sure they did not already know about the First Folio. He was actually in London working on the Shakespeare year at the British Library and agreed to come to authenticate the document.
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