William Shakespeare

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Noun1.William Shakespeare - English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)William Shakespeare - English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
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The playright signed his name Willm Shakp, William Shaksper, Wm Shakspe, William Shakspere, Willm Shakspere and William Shakspeare. Some critics have argued that although his plays have become classics, his spelling was at best sloppy.
Simms, ed., A Supplement to the Plays of William Shakspeare (New York, 1848); Henry Tyrrell, ed., The Doubtful Plays of Shakspeare (London, ca.
Fox, in a biographical sketch, maintains that the actor "never forgot that his function was to illustrate" and that "no splendid or striking effects induced him to depart from this duty." (9) Macready's commitment to illustration went beyond what Johnson meant by it in the full title to his edition of The Plays of William Shakspeare (1765): namely, a textual elucidation or comment.