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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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Noun1.Shakespearian - 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.Shakespearian - of or relating to William Shakespeare or his works; "Shakespearean plays"
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[ʃeɪksˈpɪərɪən] ADJshakespeariano
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I had just finished sweeping the cabin, and had been inveigled by Wolf Larsen into a discussion of Hamlet, his favourite Shakespearian character, when Johansen descended the companion stairs followed by Johnson.
And here, with all possible deference to Bruno as a Shakespearian critic, I must express my opinion that the poet did not mean his three great tragic heroes to be so strangely alike in their personal habits; nor do I believe that he would have accepted the faculty of turning head-over-heels as any proof at all of royal descent.
Do you see what day it is?" he added, tearing a leaflet from a Shakespearian calendar, as I drained my glass.
A German gentleman in the train had said that a Shakespearian play was an appreciated treat in Germany and that we should find the house filled.
In an- other bill he was the "world-renowned Shakespearian tragedian, Garrick the Younger, of Drury Lane, Lon- don." In other bills he had a lot of other names and done other wonderful things, like finding water and gold with a "divining-rod," "dissipating witch spells," and so on.
DRAWING upon his past experience as fight choreographer for the Utah and Oregon Shakespearian festivals, Edelman contends that swordfighting sequences deserve as much regard as other scenes since they not only add spectacle and excitement, but are also skilfully integrated with the play's characterization, imagery, and themes.
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Actor Richard Pasco and his actress wife Barbara Leigh-Hunt, who have won acclaim for their roles in Shakespearian productions, officially launched the start of the Heart of England competition.
"The Originals" in particular, due to the poetic (Shakespearian) language they use.
In the late 1990s, Shakespearian actor Alan Howard - Compton Mackenzie's great-nephew - and his best selling novelist wife Sally Beauman bought Suidheachan and transformed it back into a wonderful, light and airy family home.