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 (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.
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(ʃeɪkˈspɪərɪən) or


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of, relating to, or characteristic of Shakespeare or his works
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a student of or specialist in Shakespeare's works
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or Shake•spear•i•an

(ʃeɪkˈspɪər i ən)

1. of, pertaining to, or suggestive of Shakespeare or his works.
2. a Shakespearean scholar.
Shake•spear′e•an•ism, n.
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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"
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, Shakespearian
adjshakespearesch, shakespearisch; Shakespearean actorShakespeare-Schauspieler m; a tragedy of Shakespearean proportionseine Tragödie, die eines Shakespeare würdig ist or wäre
nShakespeareforscher(in) m(f)
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Shakespearian [ʃeɪksˈpɪərɪən] adjshakespeariano/a
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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.
So looks the Shakespearean who is confronted by a rancid Baconian, or the astronomer who is assailed by a flat- earth fanatic.
From what has been written about this beast might be compiled a library of great splendor and magnitude, rivalling that of the Shakespearean cult, and that which clusters about the Bible.
The various hats, in fact, were quite a Shakespearean study.
Then he went to a village eight miles distant and sent scraps of songs and Shakespearean quotations over the wire.
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.
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.
They not only popped out at me as tigers and as Romans, but as Shakespeareans, astronomers, and navigators.
Cardenio's pop-poetic language poses a stark contrast to the verbatim bits of alleged Shakespeare found in Act 2, juxtaposing hilarious monologues about the virtues of vibrators and the history of the menstrual cycle with Shakespearean inquires into the nature of love.
As part of the Genre and Beyond series, Cinematic Shakespeare approaches its object from a position not often taken in Shakespearean film scholarship--that of genre theory.
It is in this spirit that we should approach Silent Shakespeare, a programme of early Shakespearean shorts at the Tyneside Cinema on Sunday.
Teacher Julia Powell said: 'Romeo and Juliet is the school's second Shakespearean production.