William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was a poet, playwright, and actor in England. He predominantly wrote between 1585 and 1610. Considering how well respected he is today, remarkably little is actually known of his life. This fact accounts for the many theories on who, other than the actor William Shakespeare, may have written the works. Shakespeare's reputation--as a poet and dramaturgist--has ebbed and flowed over the past five centuries.
His dramatic work is traditionally categorized in the following divisions:
His other literary works include:
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See also his contemporaries Christopher Marlowe and Queen Elizabeth I.
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