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Romeo and Juliet

By: William Shakespeare

About the Author

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 and ndash; 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world and rsquo;s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England and rsquo;s national poet and the and ldquo;Bard of Avon and rdquo; (or simply and ldquo;The Bard and rdquo;). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613. His early plays wer

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  • Pages:132 pages
  • Publication Date:Fri Jun 01 2001
  • Publisher:Peacock; Latest edition
  • Language:English
  • Readers:111

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About the Author

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 and ndash; 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world and rsquo;s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England and rsquo;s national poet and the and ldquo;Bard of Avon and rdquo; (or simply and ldquo;The Bard and rdquo;). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century. Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances and collaborated with other playwrights. Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime and in 1623 two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare and rsquo;s.