His traditional birth date, April 23,is conjectural. Baptism was on April 26, so April 23 is a good guess—and a tidy one, since that date is also St.
Help Absolute Shakespeare, the essential resource for William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and the legendary Globe Theatre. William Shakespeare Shakespeare is renowned as the English playwright and poet whose body of works is considered the greatest in history of English literature.
Divided into comedies, histories and tragedies. Sonnets All of the Bard's sonnets including the much acclaimed sonnet Indexed by play and accompanied by the text inspiring the painting. Bard Facts Trivia about the world's most famous bard from words coined by the bard to his marriage. Biography Everything you would ever want to know about the immortal Bard's life and more.
Authorship Debate The controversial debate on who really wrote the complete works continues to rages unabated to this very day.
Quiz Test your knowledge of the bard by taking our gruelling quiz, answers included.
Summaries Shakespeare summaries provide a quick and easy guide to Shakespeare's most famous plays. Divided by act, the summaries make an ideal introduction. Poems The complete collection of the Bard's poetry in the original text including A lover's complaint and Venus and Adonis.
Quotes Over of the most famous quotes from the Bard's complete works indexed by play. Globe Theatre The story of how the Bard created one of the greatest theatres of all time, the playhouse is also where he first performed many of his greatest plays.
Films The ultimate list of all film adaptations of the complete works, there are well over movies to date. Bibliography The complete list of the plays, poems and sonnets attributed as written by the Bard. Timeline Describes the many chapters in the immortal Bard's colorful life from birth, his disappearance, marriage, his death and ending in the printing of the First Folio in William Shakespeare (baptized on April 26, – April 23, ) was an English playwright, actor and poet who also known as the “Bard of Avon” and often called England’s national poet.
Many of the plays of the Renaissance resembled those Greek tragedies. In several of Shakespeare’s plays there is a central protagonist who undergoes a harrowing experience as he is brought down from his lofty height, ending up dead.
William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April – 23 April ) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both 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 extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, sonnets, two long narrative poems.
William Shakespeare (), `The Bard of Avon', English poet and playwright wrote the famous Sonnets and numerous highly successful oft quoted dramatic works including the tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet; "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
All in all, Shakespeare wrote 10 tragedies. However, Shakespeare's plays often overlap in style and there is debate over which plays should be classified as tragedy, comedy, and history.
Music in Shakespeare's Plays: It was customary in Tudor and Stuart drama to include at least one song in every play. Only the most profound tragedies, in accordance with Senecan models, occasionally eschewed all music except for the sounds of trumpets and drums. In his later tragedies, William Shakespeare defied this orthodoxy.