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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.

Shakespeare

(ˈʃeɪkspɪə)
n
(Biography) William. 1564–1616, English dramatist and poet. He was born and died at Stratford-upon-Avon but spent most of his life as an actor and playwright in London. His plays with approximate dates of composition are: Henry VI, Parts I–III (1590); Richard III (1592); The Comedy of Errors (1592); Titus Andronicus (1593); The Taming of the Shrew (1593); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1594); Love's Labour's Lost (1594); Romeo and Juliet (1594); Richard II (1595); A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595); King John (1596); The Merchant of Venice (1596); Henry IV, Parts I–II (1597); Much Ado about Nothing (1598); Henry V (1598); Julius Caesar (1599); As You Like It (1599); Twelfth Night (1599); Hamlet (1600); The Merry Wives of Windsor (1600); Troilus and Cressida (1601); All's Well that ends Well (1602); Measure for Measure (1604); Othello (1604); King Lear (1605); Macbeth (1605); Antony and Cleopatra (1606); Coriolanus (1607); Timon of Athens (1607); Pericles (1608); Cymbeline (1609); The Winter's Tale (1610); The Tempest (1611); and, possibly in collaboration with John Fletcher, Two Noble Kinsmen (1612) and Henry VIII (1612). His Sonnets, variously addressed to a fair young man and a dark lady, were published in 1609

Shake•speare

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William, 1564–1616, English poet and playwright.
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Characters in ShakespearePlay
Sir Andrew AguecheekTwelfth Night
AntonioThe Merchant of Venice
AntonyAntony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar
ArielThe Tempest
AufidiusCoriolanus
AutolycusThe Winter's Tale
BanquoMacbeth
BassanioThe Merchant of Venice
BeatriceMuch Ado About Nothing
Sir Toby BelchTwelfth Night
BenedickMuch Ado About Nothing
BolingbrokeRichard II
BottomA Midsummer Night's Dream
BrutusJulius Caesar
CalibanThe Tempest
CascaJulius Caesar
CassioOthello
CassiusJulius Caesar
ClaudioMuch Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure
ClaudiusHamlet
CleopatraAntony and Cleopatra
CordeliaKing Lear
CoriolanusCoriolanus
CressidaTroilus and Cressida
DemetriusA Midsummer Night's Dream
DesdemonaOthello
DogberryMuch Ado About Nothing
EdmundKing Lear
EnobarbusAntony and Cleopatra
FalstaffHenry IV Parts I and II, The Merry Wives of Windsor
FerdinandThe Tempest
FesteTwelfth Night
FluellenHenry V
FoolKing Lear
GertrudeHamlet
GloucesterKing Lear
GonerilKing Lear
GuildensternHamlet
HamletHamlet
HelenaAll's Well that Ends Well, A Midsummer Night's Dream
HermiaA Midsummer Night's Dream
HeroMuch Ado About Nothing
HotspurHenry IV Part I
IagoOthello
JaquesAs You Like It
John of GauntRichard II
JulietRomeo and Juliet
Julius CaesarJulius Caesar
Katharina or KateThe Taming of the Shrew
KentKing Lear
LaertesHamlet
LearKing Lear
LysanderA Midsummer Night's Dream
MacbethMacbeth
Lady MacbethMacbeth
MacduffMacbeth
MalcolmMacbeth
MalvolioTwelfth Night
MercutioRomeo and Juliet
MirandaThe Tempest
OberonA Midsummer Night's Dream
OctaviusAntony and Cleopatra
OliviaTwelfth Night
OpheliaHamlet
OrlandoAs You Like It
OrsinoTwelfth Night
OthelloOthello
PandarusTroilus and Cressida
PerditaThe Winter's Tale
PetruchioThe Taming of the Shrew
PistolHenry IV Part II, Henry V, The Merry Wives of Windsor
PoloniusHamlet
PortiaThe Merchant of Venice
ProsperoThe Tempest
PuckA Midsummer Night's Dream
Mistress QuicklyThe Merry Wives of Windsor
ReganKing Lear
RomeoRomeo and Juliet
RosalindAs You Like It
RosencrantzHamlet
SebastianThe Tempest, Twelfth Night
ShylockThe Merchant of Venice
ThersitesTroilus and Cressida
TimonTimon of Athens
TitaniaA Midsummer Night's Dream
TouchstoneAs You Like It
TroilusTroilus and Cressida
TybaltRomeo and Juliet
ViolaTwelfth Night
Plays of Shakespeare  All's Well that Ends Well, Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Hamlet, Henry IV Part I, Henry IV Part II, Henry V, Henry VI Part I, Henry VI Part II, Henry VI Part III, Henry VIII, Julius Caesar, King John, King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Richard II, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Timon of Athens, Titus Andronicus, Troilus and Cressida, Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Winter's Tale
Poems of Shakespeare  The Passionate Pilgrim, The Phoenix and the Turtle, The Rape of Lucrece, Sonnets, Venus and Adonis
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Shakespeare

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Suddenly, it was now given to Shakespeare, without notice or reason, that I can recall, except that my friend liked him too, and that we found it a double pleasure to read him together.
Then there was a sound of clinking of glasses and of laughter, for it became known that to John and Mary Shakespeare a son had been born, and presently there was brought to be shown to the company "The infant mewling and puking in the nurse's arms." It was a great event for the father and mother, something of an event for Stratford-on-Avon, for John Shakespeare was a man of importance.
(Peter, aside, in a gratified pig's whisper: "I never was called 'Mr.' before.") Miss Felicity King's essays on Shakespeare is none the worse for being an old school composition, as it is new to most of our readers.
Another than yourself might here observe, 'Shakespeare is in possession of the world's good opinion, and yet Shakespeare is the greatest of poets.
"First they have their Birthday-Feast," Sylvie said: "then Bruno does some Bits of Shakespeare; then he tells them a Story."
In such mouths I might have coupled it with an apt quotation from one of Shakespeare's sonnets:
It is the assertion, the development, the product of those very different indispensable qualities of poetry, in the presence [8] of which the English is equal or superior to all other modern literature--the native, sublime, and beautiful, but often wild and irregular, imaginative power in English poetry from Chaucer to Shakespeare, with which Professor Minto deals, in his Characteristics of English Poets (Blackwood), lately reprinted.
Few are the foreheads which like Shakespeare's or Melancthon's rise so high, and descend so low, that the eyes themselves seem clear, eternal, tideless mountain lakes; and all above them in the forehead's wrinkles, you seem to track the antlered thoughts descending there to drink, as the Highland hunters track the snow prints of the deer.
"Be it thy course to being giddy minds With foreign quarrels." -- SHAKESPEARE
'I'm always ill after Shakespeare,' said Mrs Wititterly.
Even should they vaunt Shakespeare to you, I tell you that Shakespeare is rubbish, and proper only for lampoons--Your own,
I wonder if you realize, William, that I've never read even Shakespeare? It's rather wonderful how I've kept it up all these years."