William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564–1616) lived through one of the most turbulent yet thrilling eras of English history – a period of plague, riots and political and religious tensions – and went on to become one of history's most famous playwrights. His most famous plays include 'Macbeth', 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'The Tempest'. He published 154 sonnets and was a shareholder in the group of players called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, who built their own theatre called the Globe in London

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