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William Shakespeare is the British poet and playwright widely considered to be the greatest ever to write in the English language. He is also one of the most widely read playwrights of all time, having most of his work translated in into every major living language. Though most historical accounts place his birth in April of 1564, little is known about his early years. The Shakespeare we now know makes his first real appearance as a playwright in the late 1580s, and it is from this point on until his death in 1616 that the world was treated to some of the greatest works of literature ever produced. These works include dramas, comedies, poems, historical fiction, and more. His titles are beyond classic: Hamlet,, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Henry V are just a few of the works that are still being read, performed, and translated to this day. Indeed, Shakespeare has been voted one of the most important people of the last millennium and all writers are indebted to the vibrant characterization, innovative plotting, and philosophical scope he brought to the art of writing.

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All of Shakespeare's plays are available on audio download through LearnOutLoud.com through the The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare Collection, which features every play written by the Bard and professionally performed by a full cast. We also suggest The Sonnets, a collection of Shakespeare's poetry on love, alternately written with peerless wit, soulful despair, and inspired hopefulness. Finally for a good introduction of Shakespeare's classic plays, there's Hamlet, which is possibly Shakespeare's greatest artistic achievement. While anyone could arguably base their career on just one of Shakespeare's many plays, this story of a wayward prince set upon avenging his father's death stands out as an indisputable masterstroke and is maybe the first place anyone should look when acquainting themselves with Shakespeare.

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Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most famous of Shakespeare’s plays and is thought to be the most famous love story in Western history.

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Drawing on Danish chronicles and the Elizabethan vogue for revenge tragedy, Shakespeare created a play that is at once a philosophic treatise, a family drama, and a supernatural thriller.

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Othello is the story of a cross-cultural romance between the title character, a noble moor who is a general in the Venetian army, and Desdemona, a beautiful and virtuous Venetian lady.

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Speak the Speech makes free Shakespearean performance more widely accessible than ever, in the style of radio theater!

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Speak the Speech makes free Shakespearean performance more widely accessible than ever, in the style of radio theater!

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Speak the Speech makes free Shakespearean performance more widely accessible than ever, in the style of radio theater!

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William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, based on true events, concerns the conspiracy against Julius Caesar, his assassination in 44 BC, and its immediate aftermath.

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Much Ado About Nothing is generally considered one of Shakespeare’s best comedies, because it combines elements of robust hilarity with more serious meditations on honor, shame, and court politics. Much Ado About Nothing chronicles two pairs of lovers…

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The Merchant of Venice

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