William Shakespeare is one
of the finest poets and playwrights in the English Language.
He lived almost four hundred years ago. His plays are the
most popular of all time and are still performed around the
world. People use phrases from his plays as sayings even
though they may not know where the came from. Some of these
phrases include: "We cannot all be masters,"
"all's well that ends well," and "the wheel is come
full circle." The phrase "all's well that ends
well," is the title of one of Shakespeare's plays.
Shakespeare lived at the end
of the Renaissance age. His plays were written between the
years 1592 and 1611. They were very popular during his time,
and are more popular today. His plays are about many kinds
of people: kings and queens, merchants, servants, beggars,
soldiers and others. Shakespeare had the ability to
understand all kinds of characters and through his works helps us
to understand them as well. He wrote many kinds of
plays. His plays about history tell stories from the history
of England and ancient Rome. His comedies are magical and
funny. His tragedies are about terrible and sad things and
contain some of the greatest poetry ever written.
Shakespeare invented many
new words, and many are still used today. Words like
suspicious, gloomy, bumps, hurry, countless, lonely, and
monumental first appeared in Shakespeare's work! He has had
more effect on the English we speak today than any other writer in