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William Shakespeare

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616), the supreme English poet and playwright, universally recognized as the greatest of all dramatists.

A complete, authoritative account of Shakespeare's life is lacking; much supposition surrounds relatively few facts. His day of birth is traditionally held to be April 23; it is known he was baptized on April 24, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. The third of eight children, he was the eldest son of John Shakespeare (d. 1601), a locally prominent merchant, and Mary Arden (d. 1608), daughter of a Roman Catholic member of the landed gentry. He was probably educated at the local grammar school. As the eldest son, Shakespeare ordinarily would have been...

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William Shakespeare Plays and Poetry

The Sonnets 1609
The History of Troilus and Cressida c. 1602
A Lover's Complaint
The Phoenix and the Turtle
The Passionate Pilgrim
Pericles Prince of Tyre c. 1608
The Rape of Lucrece 1594
Venus and Adonis 1593

William Shakespeare First Folio

The Tempest c. 1611
The Two Gentlemen of Verona c. 1594
The Merry Wiues of Windsor c. 1599
Measvre, For Measure c. 1604
The Comedie of Errors c. 1592
Much Adoe About Nothing c. 1599
Loues Labour's lost c. 1594
A Midsommer Nights Dreame c. 1595
The Merchant of Venice c. 1596
As you Like it c. 1599
The Taming of the Shrew c. 1593
All's Well, that Ends Well c. 1602
Twelfe Night c. 1600
The Winters Tale c. 1610
The life and death of King John c. 1595
The life and death of King Richard the Second c. 1595
The First Part of Henry the Fourth c. 1597
The Second Part of Henry the Fourth c. 1597
The Life of Henry the Fift c. 1598
The first Part of Henry the Sixt c. 1590-92
The second Part of Henry the Sixt c. 1590-92
The third Part of Henry the Sixt c. 1590-92
The Tragedie of Richard the Third c. 1593
The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight c. 1613
The Tragedie of Coriolanus c. 1608
The Tragedie of Titus Andronicus c. 1594
The Tragedie of Romeo and Juliet c. 1595
The Life of Timon of Athens c. 1608
The Tragedie of Julius Caesar c. 1599
The Tragedie of Macbeth c. 1606
The Tragedie of Hamlet c. 1601
The Tragedie of King Lear c. 1605
The Tragedie of Othello c. 1604
The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra c. 1606
The Tragedie of Cymbeline c. 1610

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William Shakespeare in German
Plays attributed to William Shakespeare


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