William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English writer; he’s best known for his plays, especially “Romeo and Juliet”. He wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets. (Paraphrased from: https://www.biography.com/)

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Poetry

William Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets mostly in the 1590s. These short poems, deal with issues such as lost love. His sonnets have an enduring appeal due to his formidable skill with language and words.

You can find some of the poems in the next link: https://www.williamshakespeare.net/poems.jsp

You must click the next link to listen to the poem “A Fairy Song”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ-mTawq04c

Fairy Image taken from: http://qintranizami.blogspot.com/2010/12/fairy-songa-fairy-song.html

Theater

The plays of Shakespeare have been studied more than any other writing in the English language and have been translated into numerous languages. His plays were performed in “The Globe” in London, must of the times were only available for the nobility, especially the Queen Elizabeth I.

You can find more information about his plays in: https://www.rsc.org.uk/shakespeares-plays/tragedies-comedies-histories
You can watch a part of Romeo and Juliet in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZBK1zuK2KE
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