William Shakespeare (1564-1616). ‘The Bard of Avon’, English poet and playwright wrote the famous 154 Sonnets and numerous highly successful and quoted dramatic works including The Tragedy of the Prince of Denmark and Hamlet. Shakespeare's works include the 36 plays printed in the First Folio of 1623.
Shakespeare's first plays were written in the conventional style of the day. Soon, however, Shakespeare began to adapt the traditional styles to his own purposes.
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William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon. He was an English poet, playwright and actor of the Renaissance era. He was an important member of the King’s Men company of theatrical players from roughly 1594 onward. His works are loved throughout the world, but Shakespeare's personal life is shrouded in mystery. He died on April 23, 1616.