The Poems Of William Shakespeare: : Viz. Venus And Adonis, The Rape Of Lucrece, Sonnets, The Passionate Pilgrim And The Lover's Complaint, With Mr. ... Which Is Added A Glossary. Ornamented With...

 
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The Poems Of William Shakespeare:: Viz. Venus And Adonis, The Rape Of Lucrece, Sonnets, The Passionate Pilgrim And The Lover's Complaint, With Mr. Capell's History Of The Origin Of Shakespeare's Fables. To Which Is Added A Glossary. Ornamented With Three Portraits, By Bartolozzi, &c

William Shakespeare, Edward Capell

Printed for Edward Jeffery, 1795

Drama; Shakespeare; Drama / Shakespeare; Literary Criticism / Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. 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. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, at age 49, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, which has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, and religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were primarily comedies and histories, and these are regarded as some of the best work ever produced in these genres. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

In 2016, the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death, celebrations will commence in the United Kingdom and across the world to honour Shakespeare and his work.

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