William Shakespeare was born in the English town of Stratford-on-Avon. He was a poet and a playwright. As a boy, William Shakespeare studied Latin and classical literature in grammar school. He never went to a university. By the way William Shakespeare’s plays were it showed he had good knowledge of subjects from history and politics to music and art. When he was 20 Shakespeare became an actor in London. There he learned about drama by writing and performing plays. Shakespeare had a reputation for being mysterious and quiet also his writings show that he was curious. He always thought very deeply about life and sufferings. But he also had a very good sense of humor and found a lot to laugh about in life. William Shakespeare was a very good actor, but he was an even better poet and playwright. He expressed his thoughts and feelings through his poems and plays. With his plays he showed very deep understanding of human behavior and emotions. His poetry is admired by many people especially the sonnets, many are beautiful love poems. For his plays he writes comedies and tragedies. Many of the plays he made are still performed around the world. The most popular are Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, and The Merchant of Venice. William Shakespeare’s plays cover many subjects; some examples are history, romance, politics, prejudice, murder, suicide, and war. Other plays he wrote were about love, jealousy, power, ambition, hatred, and fear. Shakespeare had deep influence on writers; also he left a lasting mark on English language. Many sayings come from Shakespeare, such as “love is blind” and “all’s well that ends well”.
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