William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, most probably the greatest dramatist of the world, was born in the market town of Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564. Earlier than 1592 there was no mention of Shakespeare either as actor or as playwright. However, he first attained success as a dramatist after the production of Henry IV, Part I in 1592. Over the next twenty years, he wrote a succession of widely acclaimed plays, such as Richard III in 1592-1593, Richard II in 1594-95, A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1595, The Merchant of Venice in 1595-1596, Much Ado About Nothing in 1598, Henry V in 1599, Othello and Hamlet in 1602, King Lear in 1606 and Anthony and Cleopatra in 1607. His last play was The Tempest, but he may have shared in the writing of King Henry VIII. After his great job in London, he went back to Stratford to live. And this great dramatist passed away in 1616 and was buried in Stratford.

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