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Shakespeare William 1564-1616 was an English playwright and Poet he is considered the greatest dramatist the world has ever known and the finest poet who has written in the English language Shakespeare isknown as the most popular author no other writers plays have been produced so many times in so many different places Many reasons can be given for Shakespeares popular audience one is because of his broad understanding of human nature Shakespeare understood people like nobody else did he could see a dramatic situation in all of humans that relate to each other From this he could create characters that have meaning beyond the time and place of his plays yet his characters are not symbolic figures there Shakespeare wrote at least thirty-seven plays which have been divided into comedies histories and tragedies These plays contain characteristics of all walks of life Some of these walks of life are Kings pickpockets Drunkards generals hired killers shepherds and philosophers all were in Shakespeares works In addition to his deep understanding of human nature Shakespeare had knowledge in a wide variety of other subjects such as Music the law the Bible military science the stage art politics the sea History hunting woodcraft and sports As for as we know Shakespeare had no professional experience in any field except the theater Shakespeare was born to what today would be called middle-class parents His birthplace was the small market town of Stratford-upon-Avon After Shakespeare got Married at the age of 18 he left Stratford to go to London to seek fortune in the theatrical world Within a few years he became one of the citys leading actors and playwrights By 1612 Shakespeare had become Englands most Shakespeare had a huge amount of influence on culture throughout the World his works have shaped a lot of the English speaking world and other Countries such as Germany and Russia Shakespeare contributed to the development of the English language also people
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