William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

William Shakespeare
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an English poet and playwright, 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". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. 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. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a ... more »

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  • ''I am glad I was up so late, for that's the reason I was up
    so early.''
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Cloten, in Cymbeline, act 2, sc. 3, l. 33-4. He has been gaming all night, and so was ea...
  • ''I have told you enough of this. For my part I'll not meddle nor make no farther.''
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Pandarus, in Troilus and Cressida, act 1, sc. 1, l. 13-14. "Meddle nor make" was a prove...
  • ''My chief humor is for a tyrant. I could play Ercles rarely, or a part to tear a cat in, to make all split.''
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Bottom, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 1, sc. 2, l. 29-30. "Humor" means inclination;...
  • ''Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I ha' lost my reputation, I ha' lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial!''
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Cassio, in Othello, act 2, sc. 3.
  • ''There are many events in the womb of time which will be delivered.''
    William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Iago, in Othello, act 1, sc. 3, l. 369-70.
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  • Katie Hughes Katie Hughes (2/4/2016 8:50:00 AM)

    A poet that we must keep in our minds and our souls forevermore. He was the king of imagination at that time, but we must look to our future generations for the lasting of our poetic heritage.

  • Chetan Pandey Chetan Pandey (12/16/2015 9:04:00 PM)

    A poet who is still there among us...... He is the king of imagination

  • Denzel Mbatha (12/15/2015 3:23:00 PM)

    My personal favourite poet

  • Ibrahim B . y (12/15/2015 7:38:00 AM)

    "faint heart never won fair lady "

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/10/2015 11:23:00 AM)

    'No legacy is so rich as honesty. '
    (All's Well that Ends Well, Act 3, Scene 5)

    'Nessuna eredità è cosi' ricca come l'onesta.'

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/10/2015 11:19:00 AM)

    'Cowards die many times
    before their deaths;
    The valiant never taste
    of death but once.'
    ('Julius Caesar', II,4)


    ''I codardi muoiono molte
    volte prima delle loro morti;
    il valoroso assaggia la
    morte solo una volta.''

  • Emeka Ajih Emeka Ajih (11/29/2015 8:45:00 AM)

    He is a True Great

  • Emeka Ajih Emeka Ajih (11/29/2015 8:45:00 AM)

    He is a True Great

  • mahmud muhammad (11/12/2015 3:42:00 AM)

    i believe william shakespear is the best poet and dramatist.

  • Anton K Anton K (11/5/2015 3:03:00 PM)

    Unbeatable. Unsurpassed. So human in spirit, so inhuman in skill.

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Best Poem of William Shakespeare

All The World's A Stage

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in ...

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