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Who was William Shakespeare?. Shakespeares Works Tragedies Romeo and Juliet | Macbeth | King Lear | Hamlet | Othello | Titus Andronicus | Julius Caesar.

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1 Who was William Shakespeare?

2 Shakespeares Works Tragedies Romeo and Juliet | Macbeth | King Lear | Hamlet | Othello | Titus Andronicus | Julius Caesar | Antony and Cleopatra | Coriolanus | Troilus and Cressida | Timon of AthensRomeo and JulietMacbethKing LearHamletOthelloTitus Andronicus Julius CaesarAntony and CleopatraCoriolanusTroilus and Cressida Timon of Athens Comedies A Midsummer Night's Dream | All's Well That Ends Well | As You Like It | Cymbeline | Love's Labour's Lost | Measure for Measure | The Merchant of Venice | The Merry Wives of Windsor | Much Ado About Nothing | Pericles, Prince of Tyre | Taming of the Shrew | The Comedy of Errors | The Tempest | Twelfth Night, or What You Will | The Two Gentlemen of Verona | The Two Noble Kinsmen | The Winters TaleA Midsummer Night's DreamAll's Well That Ends WellAs You Like It CymbelineLove's Labour's LostMeasure for MeasureThe Merchant of VeniceThe Merry Wives of WindsorMuch Ado About NothingPericles, Prince of TyreTaming of the ShrewThe Comedy of ErrorsThe Tempest Twelfth Night, or What You WillThe Two Gentlemen of VeronaThe Two Noble Kinsmen Histories King John | Richard II | Henry IV, Part 1 | Henry IV, Part 2 | Henry V | Henry VI, part 1 | Henry VI, part 2 | Henry VI, part 3 | Richard III | Henry VIIIKing JohnRichard IIHenry IV, Part 1Henry IV, Part 2Henry VHenry VI, part 1Henry VI, part 2Henry VI, part 3Richard IIIHenry VIII Sonnets |Sonnets Venus and Adonis | The Rape of Lucrece | The Passionate Pilgrim | The Phoenix and the Turtle | A Lover's ComplaintVenus and AdonisThe Rape of LucreceThe Passionate PilgrimThe Phoenix and the TurtleA Lover's Complaint

3 William Shakespeare Facts There are many mysteries that surround the life of William Shakespeare - some are based on facts and some are based on fiction! Some are interesting facts, some are strange facts and some are down right weird facts Shakespeare was interesting! Check out our Top 10 Facts on Shakespeare

4 TOP 10 FACTS ABOUT SHAKESPEARE Trivia Fact 1 - Anne Hathaway (Shakespeares wife) was eight years older than Shakespeare and three months pregnant when they got married! Trivia Fact 2 – Many Shakespeare life facts are unknown - these are referred to as the Lost Years Trivia Fact 3 - The majority of his plays were only published seven years after his death! Trivia Fact 4 - Shakespeare's actual birthday is unknown but April 23rd has been generally used - stranger still, his actual date of death is also unknown and this has also been given the date of April 23rd! Fact! Trivia Fact 5 - We do not really know what Shakespeare looked like! Not one portrait was painted of Shakespeare while he was still alive!

5 Trivia Fact 6 - Shakespeare and his company built TWO Globe Theatres! Trivia Fact 7 – Shakespeares grandchildren all died – he had no descendents. Trivia Fact 8 – The only mention that Shakespeare specifically makes of his wife in his Last Will and testament was to leave her his "second best bed." (NICE GUY!) Trivia Fact 9 - Many eminent Authors and Politicians do not believe that Shakespeare wrote his plays...What do you think??? Trivia Fact 10 - Shakespeare's family were all illiterate!

6 Famous Quotes To be or not to be The course of true love never did run smooth. O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?

7 Out damned spot! Out, I say. Et tu, Brute!

8 What was it like in America during the time Shakespeare was around?

9 Why didnt he use Plain English? Of course he did! The Elizabethan language was different than ours! There werent so many words used in the Elizabethan period and people used a whole variety of way to spell them as dictionaries werent available! There are at least 16 different Elizabethan spellings of Shakespeare!

10 Shakespeare? Shakespeare Shake-speare Shakspeare Shaxberd Shakespere Shakespear Shak-speare Shakspear Shakspere Shaksper Schaksp Shakespheare Shakespe Shakspe


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