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Shakespearean Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • of or relating to William Shakespeare or his works; "Shakespearean plays"

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  • a Shakespearean scholar

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Shakespearean Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor. He wrote 37 plays (with about half of them considered comedies) and two long poems in his lifetime. He lived in Stratford-upon-Avon, in Warwickshire, England. His plays are still performed today. He is often quoted in modern writing.

By 1594 he was an actor in The Chamberlain's Men acting company.

His plays are of different kinds, or genres. There are histories, tragedies and comedies. These plays are among the best known in English literature and are studied in schools around the world. Shakespeare wrote his works between about 1590 and 1613. He is considered as the first writer who wrote a tragicomedy, which is a play that has features from comedies and tragedies, there are hazards and difficulties, but the heroes are able to come over all the difficulties that they face, the play ends happily.

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