Who is William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616)[a] was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".[b] His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays,[c] 154 sonnets, two 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.
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 ...
Read Full Biography
William Shakespeare Poems
- The Sonnets Cliv - The Little Love-god Lying Once Asleep
The little Love-god lying once asleep,
Laid by his side his heart-inflaming brand,
Whilst many nymphs that vow'd chaste life to keep
Came tripping by; but in her maiden hand ...
- The Sonnets Cliii - Cupid Laid By His Brand And Fell Asleep
Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep:
A maid of Dian's this advantage found,
And his love-kindling fire did quickly steep
In a cold valley-fountain of that ground; ...
- The Sonnets Clii - In Loving Thee Thou Know'st I Am Forsworn
In loving thee thou know'st I am forsworn,
But thou art twice forsworn, to me love swearing;
In act thy bed-vow broke, and new faith torn,
In vowing new hate after new love bearing: ...
- The Sonnets Cli - Love Is Too Young To Know What Conscience Is
Love is too young to know what conscience is,
Yet who knows not conscience is born of love?
Then, gentle cheater, urge not my amiss,
Lest guilty of my faults thy sweet self prove: ...
- The Sonnets Cl - O! From What Power Hast Thou This Powerful Might
O! from what power hast thou this powerful might,
With insufficiency my heart to sway?
To make me give the lie to my true sight,
And swear that brightness doth not grace the day? ...
Top 10 most used topics by William ShakespeareSonnet 427 Love 367 I Love You 367 Sweet 218 Time 188 Beauty 171 True 125 Heart 117 Live 113 World 101
William Shakespeare Quotes
- You cram these words into mine ears against the stomach of my sense.
- Truth is truth To the end of reckoning.
- This above all to thine own self be true.
- They say, best men are moulded out of faults, And, for the most, become much more the better For being a little bad.
- The worst is not So long as we can say, This is the worst.
Comments about William Shakespeare
- Dotquote: william shakespeare: "the love of heaven makes one heavenly."
- Reedcliffe83: the course of true love never did run smooth. - william shakespeare english playwright, poet, and actor
- 2toes_: “if music be the food of love, play on.”―william shakespeare
- Pdsongbot: the lily of the valley music: william shakespeare hays, 1871 lyrics: william charles fry, 1881
- Moeasylvester: "our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win by fearing to attempt." william shakespeare