William Shakespeare wrote two narrative poems, 38 plays and 154 sonnets during his lifetime and is often considered the greatest English-language dramatist, poet and writer. He was also an actor in both his own plays and... More »

Shakespeare was born in April, 1564 in Stratford-on-Avon, England, which is a market town in Warwickshire. Biographers believe Shakespeare was born on April 23 and baptized on April 26 at Holy Trinity Church. More »

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William Shakespeare does not have a middle name of record. His birth is not even recorded. The first record of his life is his baptismal record, dated April 26, 1564, in which there is no mention of a middle name. More »

William Shakespeare wrote at least 37 plays, as well as narrative poems and a collection of sonnets, during the English Renaissance period. Shakespeare's plays fall under three genres: tragedy, comedy and history. Some o... More »

William Shakespeare wrote many works, including many poems, 154 sonnets and 38 plays, including the less-familiar "Titus Andronicus," "King John," "Troilus and Cressida," "Timon of Athens" and "Cymbeline." Shakespeare's ... More »

Most scholars accept that William Shakespeare wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets. Additionally, he wrote four longer poems. Though he may have written other plays, they are lost to history. More »

Although there is no official list of William Shakespeare's plays in order of popularity, most experts and aficionados agree that his most famous play is "Hamlet." "Hamlet" is also widely considered to be Shakespeare's b... More »