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William Shakespeare was an English playwright

and poet who is widely considered to be the William Shakespeare
greatest dramatist of all time. Also known as
the "Bard of Avon," Shakespeare's plays and
poems are known throughout the world, but his All the world’s a stage,
personal life is shrouded in mystery. And all the men and women are merely players;
Who Was William Shakespeare? They have their exits and their entrances,
William Shakespeare (baptized on April 26, And one man in his time plays many parts,
1564 to April 23, 1616) was an English His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
playwright, actor and poet and is often called Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms;
England’s national poet. Born in Stratford- And then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
upon-Avon, England, he was an important And shining morning face, creeping like snail
member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
company of theatrical players from roughly Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
1594 onward. Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Written records give little indication of the way Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
in which Shakespeare’s professional life molded Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
his artistry. All that can be deduced is that, in Seeking the bubble reputation
his 20 years as a playwright, Shakespeare Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,
wrote plays that capture the complete range of In fair round belly with good capon lined,
human emotion and conflict. With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Known throughout the world, the works of Full of wise saws and modern instances;
William Shakespeare have been performed in And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
countless hamlets, villages, cities and
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
metropolises for more than 400 years. And yet,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
the personal history of William Shakespeare is
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
somewhat a mystery.
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
There are two primary sources that provide
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
historians with a basic outline of his life. One
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
source is his work — the plays, poems and
sonnets — and the other is official That ends this strange eventful history,
documentation such as church and court Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
records. However, these only provide brief Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
sketches of specific events in his life and
provide little on the person who experienced
those events.

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