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 had three children with his wife. Their names were Susanna, Hamnet and Judith. It is possible that he had other illegitimate children, but if they existed, their identities are unknown. More »

Not much is known about William Shakespeare's personality, but he is said to have been lively and well liked. Evidence also suggests that he was somewhat generous. 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 »