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Apr 11, Macbeth, hands down, should be number one as it is the best of Shakespeare's works at least in my opinion. I have read 5 of the works listed as I am only in high school and haven't had the vocabulary or analysis skills to read more earlier. If you haven't read Macbeth I highly recommend it. Also, if anyone has a suggestion of what I should read next it would be greatly appreciated. I am one of those strange people who loves Shakespeare and I am open to almost anything.

Apr 28, Midsummer's night's dream is great. Apr 29, Alicia - Richard II? As You Like It? Jun 15, I have read 5 of the works listed as I am only in high school and haven't had the vocab You've only read the tragedies, and you need to read a Shakespearean comedy.

I highly recommend Midsummer Night's Dream or The Tempest, but the second is a little simpler and easier to follow! Jul 05, I have to say that I prefer Shakespeare's tragedies over his comedies.

I'm not sure if I like "Macbeth" or "Hamlet" better. Sep 07, Oct 10, I mean it is my least favorite, but that's still a little harsh. You need to read up a bit on British history, though, but it's as entertaining as any play in history. Nov 17, Nov 18, Jan 07, Shaespeare's king lear reflects the real sorrow of people in a different way. Mar 03, I love otello so much but how do I read it, please help! Mar 13, I'm sorry, but there are non-Shakespeare books in this list.

What is going on? Mar 18, Mar 28, Why are there so many non-Shakespeare books? Jun 01, Othello should be number three IMO. Jun 10, Dec 10, Has anyone ever thought about how much Shakespeare mentions the eyes in his works? Everyone always analyzes how much emphasis is placed on music by Shakespeare, but the eye mention are worth noting. This is a great analysis and the only one out there: Shakespeare on Eyes and Vision: Jan 02, Jul 08, Several items, from 43 down, need to be removed because they are not by Shakespeare.

Aug 08, I cleaned up the list a little. There's no way children's books by an obscure author belong on a "Best of Shakespeare" list. And sorry Gaiman fans - he doesn't belong either! Jan 27, May 11, I never knew that shakespeare wrote so many books.

May 18, Aug 03, Titus Andronicus is an underrated gem. If you have to do a report on a work of Shakespeare, I would highly advise that one. It deserves a much higher spot, and probably wasn't well received because of some of the vile content, well vile at the time, not so vile in these times.

Apr 25, George , the patron saint of England. Though April 23 is commonly accepted as Shakespeare's birthday, it's impossible to know the exact date he was born. It was years ago, people. Just go with it. Shakespeare enters King's New School, an excellent grammar school in Stratford attended by the sons of civil servants like his father. Boys typically enter the school around the age of five, but since no official records survive its impossible to know exactly when Shakespeare starts his education.

Other than the dates of his marriage and children's births, little is known about Shakespeare's life before —a period known as the " Lost Years. Anne Hathaway gives birth to twins, son Hamnet and daughter Judith. The babies are named after Shakespeare's close friends, Hamnet and Judith Sadler. Like all of Shakespeare's plays, the precise year of its authorship is now unclear. Also around the same time, Shakespeare leaves Stratford to begin work as a playwright and actor in London.

Playwright Robert Greene pens a scathing critique of Shakespeare, calling him an "upstart crow" who doesn't belong with Greene's university-educated dramatist crowd.

His impressive expansion of the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary , includes such words as: Shakespeare wrote more than thirty plays. These are usually divided into four categories: His earliest plays were primarily comedies and histories such as Henry VI and The Comedy of Errors , but in , Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet , his second tragedy, and over the next dozen years he would return to the form, writing the plays for which he is now best known: Only eighteen of Shakespeare's plays were published separately in quarto editions during his lifetime; a complete collection of his works did not appear until the publication of the First Folio in , several years after his death.

Nonetheless, his contemporaries recognized Shakespeare's achievements. Francis Meres cited "honey-tongued" Shakespeare for his plays and poems in , and the Chamberlain's Men rose to become the leading dramatic company in London, installed as members of the royal household in Sometime after , Shakespeare retired from the stage and returned to his home in Stratford.

He drew up his will in January of , which included his famous bequest to his wife of his "second best bed. An eye more bright than theirs, less false in rolling, Gilding the object whereupon it gazeth; A.

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Watch video · William Shakespeare (baptized on April 26, – April 23, ) was an English playwright, actor and poet who also known as the “Bard of Avon” and often called England’s national poet. Shakespeare's works are known throughout the world, but his personal life is shrouded in mystery. While William Shakespeare’s reputation is based primarily on his plays, he became famous first as a poet. With the partial exception of the Sonnets (), quarried since the early 19th century for autobiographical secrets allegedly encoded in them, the nondramatic writings have traditionally been pushed to the margins of the Shakespeare .