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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.

We Recommend
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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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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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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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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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a dramatized account of the betrayal of the the Roman Emperor.

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King Lear is widely held as the greatest of Shakespeare’s tragedies; to some, it is the greatest play ever written.

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