Who is William Shakespeare

William 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 ...
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Sonnet 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.
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  • Praashok: one touch of nature makes the whole world kin. william shakespeare
  • Disappearednews: let me rephrase your shakespeare quotation: "hell is empty and all the devils are now republicans in the senate voting against the stimulus bill." —william shakespeare, the tempest (act 1, scene 2)
  • Mariay99: 75% done with the tempest, by william shakespeare
  • Fraveris: “good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow, that i shall say good night till it be morrow.” — william shakespeare, romeo and juliet
  • Silentmikke: “we must not hate people,who have done wrong to us. for as soon as we begin to hate them, we become just like them, pathetic, bitter, and untrue.” william shakespeare
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The Wanderings of Oisin: Book II
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Now, man of croziers, shadows called our names
And then away, away, like whirling flames;
And now fled by, mist-covered, without sound,
The youth and lady and the deer and hound;
'Gaze no more on the phantoms,' Niamh said,
And kissed my eyes, and, swaying her bright head
And her bright body, sang of faery and man
Before God was or my old line began;
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