William Shakespeare's Colorful Life
William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 – died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer of the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He wrote approximately 38 plays and 154 sonnets, as well as a variety of other poems. Already well-known in his lifetime, his fame grew considerably after his death and his work has been adulated by eminent figures through the centuries. He is often called England's national poet, the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard") or the "Swan of Avon".
Shakespeare is the most quoted writer in the history of the English-speaking world and many of his quotations and neologisms have passed into everyday usage in English and other languages. Many have speculated about his sexuality, religious...more >>