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William Shakespeare (International) assertion William Shakespeare i(A59798 works by)
This international person is included in AustLit to identify a relationship with Australian literature.
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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Notes

  • 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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Influence on:
The Tempestuous Voyage of Hopewell Shakespeare Sophie Masson , 2003 single work novel
Dear Gertrude Peter Hanbury , 2003 single work poetry
A Kidsummer Night's Dream : A Musical Fantasy Lynne Bartlett , Mark Leehy , Kevin O'Mara , 1995 single work musical theatre
Who Killed Romeo and Juliet? : an interactive literature script Richard McRoberts , 1996 single work drama
The Madman of Venice Sophie Masson , 2009 single work novel
Shakespeare's Fools Carl Caulfield , 2010 single work drama
Shakspericonglommorofunnidogammoniae Charles Nagel , 1843 single work musical theatre
Whores and Weeping Women Carla Kissane , 2003 single work musical theatre
Seven Variations on Shakespeare's Sonnet 1 Daniel Pilkington , 2015 single work poetry
Hamlet Rex Paul Adkin , 2012 single work drama
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