Historical Period: The Early Modern Period
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is probably the best known poet and playwright of the English language. He is considered by many to be the greatest poet and dramatist of all time. The plays he wrote nearly four hundred years ago for a small theater in London are now performed in more countries and more often than those of any other playwright.
See the Liberty Matters online discussion on The Corrupting Influence of Power in Shakespeare’s Plays
Quotes from William Shakespeare:
- William Shakespeare on the powerful ruler who doesn’t hurt
- William Shakespeare on sweet love remembered
- William Shakespeare on the Duke of Burgundy asks the Kings of France and England why “gentle peace” should not be allowed to return France to its former prosperity
Titles from William Shakespeare: