Top Ten Shakespeare Plays: Our pick of the 10 most entertaining plays by William ShakespeareShakespeare wrote at least 38 plays and over short and long poems, many of which are considered to be the finest ever written in English. His works have been translated into every major living language, and some others besides the Folger's holdings include translations in Esperanto and Klingon , and nearly years after his death, they continue to be performed around the world. The Folger has copies of every play, from the earliest printings to modern editions, and we offer carefully edited print and digital texts. Follow the links below for more information, including plot synopses, brief textual histories, and selected images from our collection. S S hakespeare's Works.
King Lear by William Shakespeare (1994) - Starring Sir John Gielgud and Kenneth Branagh
Read more. It seems very modern in that way. Emma Smith , Literary Scholar. Kathleen Taylor , Science Writer. He is writing about the art of theatre and, more generally, about the imagination. Stanley Wells , Literary Scholar. It takes over, in a way, from Romeo and Juliet.
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William Shakespeare bapt. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.