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Full name : William Shakespeare
Alias : William Shakespeare
Gender : Men
Country : England
Birthday : 23-04-1564
Address : Stratford-upon-Avon
Animals : The Rat
Zodiac : Taurus
Died : 23-04-1616
Father : John Shakespeare
Mother : Mary Shakespeare
Siblings : Edmund Shakespeare, Joan Shakespeare, Gilbert Shakespeare, Margaret Shakespeare, Anne Shakespeare, Richard Shakespeare
Wife : Anne Hathaway (m. 1582 – 1616)
Children : Susanna Hall, Hamnet Shakespeare, Judith Quiney
Education : King Edward VI School Stratford-upon-Avon
Position :
Activists : Poets , Playwrights

Literature without Shakespeare is like an aquarium without fishes. Though it would have all the adoration and kinds, a look at it would tell you that it is lifeless and dead. The world’s greatest playwright and writer of English language, William Shakespeare has been conferred with the honour of being England’s national poet and ‘Bard of Avon’. An author of 38 plays and 154 sonnets, his work was much more appreciated by the world after his lifetime. Plays written by Shakespeare have been translated into ever major language of the world and have been performed extensively than those of any other playwright. Interestingly, such a power profile of a prolific writer went under the knife many a times after his death. Since there is no substantial information regarding the birth, life and death of Shakespeare, his education and his ‘supposed’ literary connection, critics raised a controversy number of times as to whether or not he is the ‘real’ author behind the works, most of them believing that the work was written by someone else. Across his career, this literary genius has touched various genres of playwriting including comedy, romance, tragedy and history. A respected poet and playwright, it was only in the 19th century that Shakespeare’s reputation rose astronomically. While the Romantic considered him genius, the Victorians revered him. Even in the present 21st century, Shakespeare’s works are being studied and performed in various cultures. Without a doubt, he is the most prodigious and cherished contributor to the world of literature!

 

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