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Shake·speare

 (shāk′spîr), William 1564-1616.
English playwright and poet whose works are noted for their exceptional verbal wit, psychological depth, and emotional range. His plays include historical works such as Richard II; comedies, including Much Ado about Nothing; and tragedies, such as Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. He also composed 154 sonnets. The earliest collected edition of his plays, the First Folio, contained 36 plays and was published posthumously (1623).

Shake·spear′e·an, Shake·spear′i·an adj. & n.

Shakespearean

(ʃeɪkˈspɪərɪən) or

Shakespearian

adj
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of, relating to, or characteristic of Shakespeare or his works
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a student of or specialist in Shakespeare's works

Shake•spear•e•an

or Shake•spear•i•an

(ʃeɪkˈspɪər i ən)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or suggestive of Shakespeare or his works.
n.
2. a Shakespearean scholar.
[1810–20]
Shake•spear′e•an•ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Shakespearean - a Shakespearean scholar
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
Adj.1.Shakespearean - of or relating to William Shakespeare or his works; "Shakespearean plays"
Translations
šekspirijanskišekspirski

Shakespearean

, Shakespearian
adjshakespearesch, shakespearisch; Shakespearean actorShakespeare-Schauspieler m; a tragedy of Shakespearean proportionseine Tragödie, die eines Shakespeare würdig ist or wäre
nShakespeareforscher(in) m(f)

Shakespearean

Shakespearian [ʃeɪksˈpɪərɪən] adjshakespeariano/a
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The various hats, in fact, were quite a Shakespearean study.
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So looks the Shakespearean who is confronted by a rancid Baconian, or the astronomer who is assailed by a flat- earth fanatic.
The boisterous Bulmer playfully made a pass at him with his drawn sword, going forward with the lunge in the proper fencing fashion, and making a somewhat too familiar Shakespearean quotation about a rodent and a Venetian coin.
Neither was what was commonly called the stage door; they were a sort of special and private stage doors used by very special performers, and in this case by the star actor and actress in the Shakespearean performance of the day.
That friend of mine, the printer whom I have mentioned, was one with me in a sense of the Shakespearean humor, and he dwelt with me in the sort of double being I had in those two worlds.
magnitude, rivalling that of the Shakespearean cult, and that which
They not only popped out at me as tigers and as Romans, but as Shakespeareans, astronomers, and navigators.
But culture minister Ed Vaizey said the Government was "very supportive" of plans to tap into Prescot's Shakespearean heritage in a Westminster debate yesterday.
Shakespearean plays adapted in Bollywood divide themselves in two broad categories that way.
As he pulled off the cover, the actor - a rising Shakespearean star who has just opened in Stratford as Richard III - joked: "I think we look quite similar.