William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist.
His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of the uncertain authorship.
His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon and baptized there on 26 April 1564.
His actual date of birth remains unknown but is traditionally observed on 23 April, Saint George’s Day.
At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna and twins Hamnet and Judith.
Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men.
Shakespeare produced most of his known works between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were primarily comedies and histories and are regarded as some of the best work produced in these genres.
In the last phase of his life, he wrote tragicomedies (also known as romances) and collaborated with other playwrights.
Many of Shakespeare’s plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy in his lifetime.
Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, Shakespeare’s works have been continually adapted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance.
His plays remain popular and are studied, performed, and reinterpreted through various cultural and political contexts around the world.
William Shakespeare Quotes:
1. “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars. But in ourselves.”
2. “Be patient, for the world is broad and wide.”
3. “When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew”
4. “Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom.”
5. “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
6. “Be great in act, as you have been in thought.”
7. “If music be the food of love, play on.”
8. “Now I will believe that there are unicorns…”
9. “One half of me is yours, the other half is yours, Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours, And so all yours.”
10. “There’s a divinity that shapes our ends, Rough-hew them how we will.”
11. “If we are true to ourselves, we can not be false to anyone.”
12. “There was a star danced, and under that was I born. ”
13. “in black ink my love may still shine bright.”
14. “Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
15. “I would not wish any companion in the world but you.”