William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
noun
English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
Derivationally related forms: ↑Shakespearian (for: ↑Shakespeare), ↑Shakespearean (for: ↑Shakespeare)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑dramatist, ↑playwright, ↑poet

* * *

William Shakespeare [William Shakespeare]
(1564–1616) the English poet and ↑playwright (= writer of plays) who is often described as the greatest writer in the English language. He was born in ↑Stratford-upon-Avon, the son of a wealthy glove maker and ↑merchant. He married Anne Hathaway in 1582 and they had three children. In 1588 Shakespeare moved to London and joined a leading theatre company called the ↑Chamberlain's Men. He quickly established a reputation as a writer of plays and appeared in his own dramas at the ↑Globe Theatre. He wrote 36 plays for the London stage including comedies such as ↑A Midsummer Night's Dream and ↑As You Like It, tragedies such as Hamlet, ↑Othello, ↑Macbeth and ↑Romeo and Juliet, history plays including ↑Richard II and ↑Henry IV and two romances, ↑Winter's Tale and ↑Tempest. The plays are written mainly in verse and are greatly admired for their ↑poetic language, dramatic technique and literary style. He also wrote poems, the best known of which are ↑Sonnets, famous for their beautiful language and strong emotion. Shakespeare returned to Stratford-upon-Avon in about 1611 and died there in 1616. Today his plays are regularly performed all over the world. In Britain, they are often performed by the ↑Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon and around the country, and at the Globe Theatre in London. Every year, during the weekend nearest to 23 April, which is Shakespeare’s birthday, there are celebrations in Stratford, and people from all over the world go together to put flowers on Shakespeare’s tomb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • William Shakespeare — (c. 23 de abril de 1564 23 de abril de 1616 del calendario juliano; 3 de mayo de 1616 del calendario gregoriano), hijo de John Shakespeare y Mary Arden, fue un dramaturgo, poeta y actor inglés. La diferencia de calendarios ocasionó algunas… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • William Shakespeare — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Shakespeare (homonymie). William Shakespeare Will …   Wikipédia en Français

  • William Shakespeare — Nacimien …   Wikipedia Español

  • William Shakespeare — Das sog. Chandos Porträt William Shakespeares. William Shakespeare (getauft am 26. April 1564jul. in Stratford upon Avon; † 23. Apriljul./ 3. Mai 1616greg …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • William Shakespeare (disambiguation) — William Shakespeare was a playwright.William Shakespeare may also refer to:* William Shakespeare (football) (1912 1975), American football player * William Shakespeare (cricketer) (1883 1976), cricketer for Worcestershire in the interwar period * …   Wikipedia

  • William Shakespeare (tenor) — William Shakespeare (16 June 1849 1931) was an English tenor, pedagogue, and composer.William Shakespeare was born in England on 16 June 1849. He studied in London, at the Royal Academy of Music with William Sterndale Bennett. He travelled to… …   Wikipedia

  • William Shakespeare (essay) — William Shakespeare was an 1864 work by Victor Hugo, written in his 13th year of exile. When he began writing it, he intended for it to be an introduction for a collection of French translations of Shakespeare s plays written by his son, Francois …   Wikipedia

  • William Shakespeare Burton — (1 June 1824 ndash; 26 January 1916) was an English painter of the Victorian era. He is now remembered mainly for his painting The Wounded Cavalier (1855).To paint his most famous work, Burton was said to have dug a hole in the ground to stand in …   Wikipedia

  • William Shakespeare Hays — (July 19, 1837 – July 23, 1907), was an American poet and lyricist. He wrote some 350 songs over his career and sold as many as 20 million copies of his works. These pieces varied in tone from low comedy to sentimental and pious; his material was …   Wikipedia

  • William Shakespeare (singer) — William Shakespeare was the stage name of Australian singer born Johnny Cabe (also known as John Cave). He had two big Australian hits: Can t Stop Myself From Loving You in 1974 and My Little Angel , which made number one on the Australian charts …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”