About Shakespeare


William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor. He was born on 23rd April 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He wrote about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, of which the authorship of some is uncertain. His famous plays include Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice etc. Known throughout the world, the works of William Shakespeare have been performed in countless hamlets, villages, cities and metropolises for more than 400 years. And yet, the personal history of William Shakespeare is somewhat a mystery. He is often called England's national poet and nicknamed the Bard of Avon. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories and these works remain regarded as some of the best work produced in these genres. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth. Because of this, he is also known as “The King of Tragedy”. William Shakespeare actually revolutionized the value of English literature by adding many new words in the language. William Shakespeare changed the world through his poems and dramatic plays, which covered all human emotions, portrayed conflicts and inspired works of literature by authors around the world. Nobody knows the date that he died on but it is believed to be his birthday 23rd April 1616.