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[[File:CobbeShakespeare.jpg|thumb|250px|The Cobbe Portrait, a portrait by an unknown 17th century artist, believed to represent William Shakespeare.]]
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This is a fandom page about William Shakespeare, if u didn't know already lol [[File:CobbeShakespeare.jpg|thumb|250px|That's Will there, if you didn't know already|alt=]]'''William''': My name is Shakespeare, William
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I owned a feather quill, I am
   
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The writer most familiar to you
'''William Shakespeare''' (April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616) was a [[poet]] and playwright. He is usually credited with having written thirty-eight plays (which are commonly divided into the three categories; comedies, tragedies and histories), four long narrative [[Poetry|poems]] and one hundred and fifty-four sonnets. Other works have been doubtfully attributed to him and there are references to works by Shakespeare that now appear to be lost. Shakespeare is widely considered to be the greatest [[Author|writer]] in the English language and is one of the most famous and well-respected writers in the world.
 
   
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My way with words amazes me
Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England and moved back to the same town when he retired after a successful career in London. Not much can be said about his life with any certainty, even his date of birth is uncertain. Most of what is known about him has been pieced together from parish records, legal documents and references to him by other writers. He disappears from the record completely for seven years between 1585 and 1592. Debate continues as to whether any authentic portraits of Shakespeare exist or if any of the images made of him after his death accurately depict what he looked like.
 
   
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Came up with so many phrases me
William Shakespeare was a contemporary of [[Miguel de Cervantes]], although it is unlikely that the two ever met.
 
   
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That still the number dazes me too
==Biography==
 
[[File:Shakespeare -birthplace -England.jpg|left|thumb|250px|Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.]]
 
Relatively little is known about the life of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare is known to have died on April 23, 1616 and is traditionally considered to have been born on April 23, 1564. His true date of birth is not known for certain, however he is known to have been baptised on April 26, 1564, therefore it is likely that he was born a few days earlier.
 
   
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Oh, “You’ve got the be cruel to be kind”
Shakespeare's mother Mary Arden came from a wealthy family in the nearby village of Wilmcote. His father John Shakespeare was a glove maker and successful merchant. He served as high bailiff (roughly equivalent to mayor) of Stratford-upon-Avon when William Shakespeare was a small boy but his fortunes declined later.
 
   
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“If truth were known”, “Love is blind”
There are no records of Shakespeare's education, although it is likely that he attended the local King Edward VI Grammar School. His father would not have had to pay the usual school fee as a result of his privileged position. However, it is known for certain that Shakespeare did not attend university.
 
   
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[[File:Shakespeare1COA.png|left|thumb|200px|William Shakespeare's coat of arms.]]
 
When Shakespeare was eighteen years old he married Anne Hathaway, a woman eight years older than he was. The two had three children, their first daughter Susanna was born in 1583 and twins, a son named Hamnet and a daughter named Judith, were born later. Hamnet died while still a child on August 11, 1596. As a result of the early death of his son, Shakespeare has no direct descendants.
 
   
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It’s what I do
Nothing is known about Shakespeare's life between the years 1585 and 1592. These "Lost Years" have been the subject of much speculation and whole books have been filled with theories about what he might have done during that time. In 1592 Shakespeare was living in London and attached to the theater group the Lord Chamberlain's Men as an actor, shareholder and playwright.
 
   
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“Seen better days”
In 1599 Shakespeare became part owner of the Globe Theater in Southwark, London. In 1603 James I, the new king of England, changed the name of Shakespeare's theater group from the Lord Chamberlain's Men to the King's Men. In 1608 the King's Men leased a building called Blackfriar's and converted it into a theater. Unusually for the time, the theater had a roof which allowed performances to take place during bad weather. However, the open air Globe Theater remained the group's main venue.
 
   
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'''Backup''': (That’s one of his)
[[File:Graffiti - Shakespeare 400 .jpg|right|thumb|250px|Graffiti of William Shakespeare in São Paulo, Brazil. Painted in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of the writer's death.]]
 
Shakespeare retired to his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon and bought New Place, the largest house in the town at the time. Shakespeare wrote his will in 1611. He left all of his properties to his daughter Susanna, three hundred pounds to his younger daughter Judith and his "second best bed" to his wife Anne. It has been suggested that Shakespeare's "second best bed" was the bed that he usually slept in, the best bed being reserved for visitors.
 
   
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'''William''': Ah, “Salad days”
Most of Shakespeare's plays were written between 1599 and 1608. His longer poems were written during periods when the theaters were closed due to outbreaks of bubonic plague. The first collection of Shakespeare's plays, the First Folio, was published seven years after his death. Containing 36 of the 38 surviving plays generally attributed to Shakespeare, it remains the primary source of his plays.
 
   
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'''Backup''': (He is the biz)
==Authorship dispute==
 
Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, there have been several debates over the authorship of the works attributed to Willlam Shakespeare.
 
   
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'''William''': “All the world’s a stage”
'Anti-Stratfordians' — a collective term for adherents of the various alternative-authorship theories — say that Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon was a front to shield the identity of the real author or authors, who for some reason did not want or could not accept public credit. Eighty people, including Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe and Samuel Daniel, have all been suggested to have been either the true author, or one of the true authors.
 
   
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They call me Billy Whizz
==Works==
 
   
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===Tragedies===
 
   
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[[File:First Folio.jpg|right|thumb|225px|Title page of the First Folio, the first collection of the complete works of Shakespeare from 1623.]]
 
[[File:trinity of Shakespeare at Trinity.jpg|right|thumb|300px|Three image of the monument to Shakespeare in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon.Engravings from 1656 and 1728 and a modern photograph.]]
 
[[File:Shakespeare.jpg|right|thumb|225px|The Chandos portrait, belived to be a portrait painted of Shakespeare in 1610 by John Taylor.]]
 
[[File:Imaginary portrait of Shakespeare by Angelica Kauffman.jpg|right|thumb|225px|Late 18th century imaginary portrait of Shakespeare by the Swiss-born artist Angelica Kauffman.]]
 
*''Antony and Cleopatra''
 
*''[[Coriolanus]]''
 
*''Cymbeline, King of Britain''
 
*''[[Hamlet]]''
 
*''[[Julius Caesar (play)|Julius Caesar]]''
 
*''[[King Lear]]''
 
*''[[Macbeth]]''
 
*''[[Othello]]''
 
*''[[Romeo and Juliet]]''
 
*''Timon of Athens''
 
*''Titus Andronicus''
 
*''Troilus and Cressida''
 
*''The Two Noble Kinsmen'' (co-written with John Fletcher, not in the First Folio)
 
   
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Sturdy with the wordy Shakespeare
===Comedies===
 
*''All's Well That Ends Well''
 
*''As You Like It''
 
*''The Comedy of Errors''
 
*''Love's Labour's Lost''
 
*''Measure for Measure''
 
*''The Merchant of Venice''
 
*''The Merry Wives of Windsor''
 
*''[[A Midsummer Night's Dream]]''
 
*''[[Much Ado About Nothing]]''
 
*''Pericles, Prince of Tyre'' (not in the First Folio)
 
*''The Taming of the Shrew''
 
*''[[The Tempest]]''
 
*''[[Twelfth Night]]''
 
*''The Two Gentlemen of Verona''
 
*''The Winter's Tale''
 
   
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“Quality of mercy is not strained”
===Histories===
 
*''King John''
 
*''Edward III'' (accepted by most modern Shakespeare scholars as being partially written by Shakespeare and partially by another writer, probably Thomas Kyd)
 
*''Richard II''
 
*''Henry IV Part One''
 
*''Henry IV Part Two''
 
*''Henry V''
 
*''Henry VI Part One''
 
*''Henry VI Part Two''
 
*''Henry VI Part Three''
 
*''Richard III''
 
*''Henry VIII'' (probably co-written with John Fletcher)
 
   
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“Such stuff as dreams are made”
===Poems===
 
   
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*''Venus and Adonis''
 
*''The Rape of Lucrece''
 
*''Sonnets''
 
*''The Passionate Pilgrim''
 
*''The Phoenix and the Turtle''
 
==See also==
 
*''[[Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare]]''
 
*"[[The Portrait of Mr. W.H.]]"
 
*''[[Stories from Shakespeare]]''
 
*''[[Tales from Shakespeare]]''
 
   
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==External links==
 
*[[wikisource:Author:William Shakespeare|Works of William Shakespeare on Wikisource.]]
 
*[[wikiquote:William_Shakespeare|Quotations by and about William Shakespeare on Wikiquote.]]
 
*[https://librivox.org/author/37 Free public domain audiobooks of William Shakespeare's works from LibriVox.]
 
*[[w:c:shakespeare|Shakespeare Wiki.]]
 
* [http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/ No Sweat Shakespeare: Modern Shakespeare Resources], famous quotes, ebooks, rewrites in modern English, etc.
 
   
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“This is the short & long of it”
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“Brevity is the soul of wit”
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“As good luck would have it”
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You can quote
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Oh you suffered “Green-eyed jealousy”
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Please do not “Stand on ceremony”
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I wrote “The Queen’s English”
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Queen’s English I wrote
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“It’s Greek to me”
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'''Backup''': (That’s a Shakespeare line)
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'''William''': “Meal & drink to me”
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'''Backup''': (He was the first to combine)
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'''William''': “Infinite variety”
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Yeah, that was one of mine
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Don’t call me flakey
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I’m William Shakey
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Not lazy with the phrase-y
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Shakespeare
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I was the greatest, I was ace
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To find a better writer, that’s “A wild goose chase”
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I was truly brilliant which is why I sing
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“You can’t have too much of a good thing”
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“If music be the food of love, play on”
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“Et tu, Brute”
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'''Backup''': (Did you ever know?)
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'''William''': “Forever & a day”
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'''Backup''': (From a Shakespeare show)
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'''William''': “Good riddance”, “Fair play”
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“Pure as the driven snow”
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“High time”, “Lie low”
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“Wherefore art thou Romeo”
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The nation’s favorite bard
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Shakespeare
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Dooby, dooby, dooby
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“To be or not to be”
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Scooby, dooby, dooby
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Shakespeare.
 
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Revision as of 10:09, 14 January 2021

This is a fandom page about William Shakespeare, if u didn't know already lol

That's Will there, if you didn't know already

William: My name is Shakespeare, William

I owned a feather quill, I am

The writer most familiar to you

My way with words amazes me

Came up with so many phrases me

That still the number dazes me too

Oh, “You’ve got the be cruel to be kind”

“If truth were known”, “Love is blind”

Yet each of these quotes you will find

It’s what I do

“Seen better days”

Backup: (That’s one of his)

William: Ah, “Salad days”

Backup: (He is the biz)

William: “All the world’s a stage”

They call me Billy Whizz

May seem kind of scary

I’m a walking dictionary

Sturdy with the wordy Shakespeare

“Quality of mercy is not strained”

“Such stuff as dreams are made”

“Off with his head”

My phrases you’ll note

“This is the short & long of it”

“Brevity is the soul of wit”

“As good luck would have it”

You can quote

Oh you suffered “Green-eyed jealousy”

Please do not “Stand on ceremony”

I wrote “The Queen’s English”

Queen’s English I wrote

“It’s Greek to me”

Backup: (That’s a Shakespeare line)

William: “Meal & drink to me”

Backup: (He was the first to combine)

William: “Infinite variety”

Yeah, that was one of mine

Don’t call me flakey

I’m William Shakey

Not lazy with the phrase-y

Shakespeare

I was the greatest, I was ace

To find a better writer, that’s “A wild goose chase”

I was truly brilliant which is why I sing

“You can’t have too much of a good thing”

“If music be the food of love, play on”

“Et tu, Brute”

Backup: (Did you ever know?)

William: “Forever & a day”

Backup: (From a Shakespeare show)

William: “Good riddance”, “Fair play”

“Pure as the driven snow”

“High time”, “Lie low”

“Wherefore art thou Romeo”

The nation’s favorite bard

Shakespeare

Dooby, dooby, dooby

“To be or not to be”

Scooby, dooby, dooby

Shakespeare.

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