William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

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  • and he gave the queen a head of a donkey!
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  •   William Shakespeare was Born April 26, 1564. He was born in the English city of Stratford-upon-Avon about 100 miles northwest of London. Shakespeare wrote plays for the Lord Chamberlain's Men. He worked as an actor as well. Shakespeare died on his 52nd birthday we think.
  • Shakespeare wrote plays for the Lord Chamberlain's Men. He worked as an actor as well. His plays became very popular in London and soon the Chamberlain's Men were one of the most popular acting companies in the city many of Shakespeare's greatest plays were written in the last half of his career. These included Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth. His success in the theater. Shakespeare is considered by many to be the greatest writer of the English language. He is also one of the most influential. Through his works, he is credited with introducing nearly 3,000 words to the English language.
  • The prophecy of his great contemporary, the poet and dramatist Ben Jonson, that Shakespeare “was not of an age, but for all time,” has been fulfilled.Between about 1590 and 1613, Shakespeare wrote at least 37 plays and collaborated on several more. His 17 comedies include The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing. Among his 10 history plays are Henry V and Richard III.Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets. The most famous include Sonnet 18, with opening lines "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?", and Sonnet 130, which begins "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun."A sonnet is a poem with fourteen lines.
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