- Shakespeare is a famous English poet and playwright who lived from 1564-1616 and produced countless sonnets and plays.
A famous English playwright who wrote Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet is an example of Shakespeare.
A portrait of Shakespeare.
Shakespeare definition by Webster's New World
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Shakespeare, William 1564-1616; Eng. poet & dramatist
Shakespeare definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, William 1564-1616.
English playwright and poet whose body of works is considered the greatest in English literature. His plays, many of which were performed at the Globe Theater in London, include historical works, such as Richard II, comedies, including Much Ado about Nothing and As You Like It, and tragedies, such as Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. He also composed 154 sonnets. The earliest collected edition of his plays, the First Folio, contained 36 plays and was published posthumously (1623).
- Shake·spearˈe·an, Shake·spearˈi·an adjective & n.