William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Born23 April 1564
Baptised26 April 1564
Died23 April 1616 | Age 52

William Shakespeare 1564

Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England.

An English poet, playwright, and actor, regarded as the greatest writer and dramatist in the English language.
His father, John Shakespeare, was a glove maker and wool merchant and his mother, Mary Arden, was the daughter of a well-to-do landowner from Wilmcote.

Known as the “Bard of Avon” he wrote at least 37 plays and sonnets, and established the legendary Globe theater


The Works

Tragedies Comedies Histories

Antony and Cleopatra
Julius Caesar
King Lear
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus

All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
Comedy of Errors
Love's Labour's Lost
Measure for Measure
Merchant of Venice
Merry Wives of Windsor
Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Taming of the Shrew
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Winter's Tale

King Henry IV Part 1
King Henry IV Part 2
King Henry V
King Henry VI Part 1
King Henry VI Part 2
King Henry VI Part 3
King Henry VIII
King John
Richard II
Richard III

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Pushing English

Shakespeare invented over 1700 of our common English words by changing nouns into verbs, changing verbs into adjectives, connecting words never before used together, adding prefixes and suffixes, and devising new words and coining many now-common expressions.

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