Though it is impossible to say exactly why William Shakespeare wrote "Macbeth," the political and historical context of the play gives scholars major clues. "Macbeth" serves as a cautionary tale for those who would threa... More »

William Shakespeare wrote 154 love sonnets and five longer narrative poems. His name also appears on the title page of the second edition of "The Passionate Pilgrim Poems," although only five sonnets are thought to be hi... More »

There are 154 surviving sonnets by William Shakespeare. There is no way of knowing if this is the total number of sonnets he wrote during his lifetime, as some could have been lost or unpublished. More »

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Many scholars believe that Williams Shakespeare may have written his famous tragedy, "Macbeth," as a celebration of King James I. King James I of England had formerly been King James the VI of Scotland, and ascended to t... More »

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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 »

William Shakespeare wrote "Macbeth" as a way to express his patronage of King James I. Shakespeare uses "Macbeth" to please the king in various manners, with one of them alluding to the dreadful fate that befalls anyone ... More »

Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is a play that tells the story of a Scottish general named Macbeth, who kills the King of Scotland after three witches tell him he is destined to become king of Scotland. Ruled by fear of losing t... More »

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