William Shakespeare (International) assertion i(24 works by)
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Born: Established: 1564 Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 1616 Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,

Gender: Male
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William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. His extant works consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses. Shakespeare's plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

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  • For further information, see: Peter Holland, ‘Shakespeare, William (1564–1616)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2013 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/25200, accessed 22 April 2014]

  • William Shakespeare is included in AustLit because his work is published (in part or in full), advertised or reviewed in Australian colonial newspapers and magazines; and/or is the subject of Australian literary comment, adaptation or creative writing.

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