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William Shakespeare   /wˈɪljəm ʃˈeɪkspˌɪr/   Listen
William Shakespeare

noun
1.
English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616).  Synonyms: Bard of Avon, Shakespeare, Shakspere, William Shakspere.






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"William Shakespeare" Quotes from Famous Books



... convincing occupation, and it would be a difficult task for any one to prove that the ciphers are not there. Just why this pretentious volume created so little agitation it would be hard to say. Certainly it did not cause any great upheaval in the literary world, and the name of William Shakespeare still continues to be printed on the title-page of those marvelous dramas so ...
— Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete - The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens • Albert Bigelow Paine

... knowledge of the plays and players of that time, one feels almost justified in saying that the modern drama was created about 1580 by Christopher Marlowe and was raised to the highest point of its development about 1600 by William Shakespeare. ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20 • Various

... Historical: William Shakespeare, the greatest of English poets, indeed one of the greatest of the world's poets, was born in 1564 at Stratford-on-Avon. As a young man of twenty-two, after his marriage with Anne Hathaway, he went up to London, where he became connected with theaters, first, tradition says, by ...
— Elson Grammer School Literature, Book Four. • William H. Elson and Christine Keck

... been announced to me as this or that Spirit, I invariably treat them as the Spirits of those whom they assert themselves to be, and, in my conclusions, am guided only by the pertinency of their answers to my questions. Whenever William Shakespeare appears to me (and, by the way, let me here parenthetically note, as throwing light on a vexed question, that Shakespeare in the Spirit-world 'favors' the Chandos Portrait, even to the two little white collar strings hanging down in front; his Spirit has visited me several times, and such ...
— Preliminary Report of the Commission Appointed by the University • The Seybert Commission



Words linked to "William Shakespeare" :   dramatist, playwright, Bard of Avon, Shakspere, William Shakspere, Shakespeare, poet



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