Shakespeare's plays were performed in several different playhouses, private theaters and provincial theaters. They were also performed in London's great halls and inns. The most famous theater associated with productions... More »

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 »

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 »

Shakespeare influenced the Renaissance by standardizing the English language and expanding its vocabulary, deepening the humanity of the characters in his plays through emotional complexity and using elaborate references... More »

William Shakespeare left his wife Anne Hathaway his second best bed along with other furniture. Shakespeare died in April 1616, when he was 52, while Anne died in 1623 at the age of 67. More »

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 »

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 »