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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the life and legacy of William Shakespeare:

William Shakespeare – English poet, playwright, and actor who lived during the 17th century. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".


William Shakespeare's worksEdit

Shakespeare's playsEdit

Shakespeare's plays

Shakespeare's tragediesEdit

Shakespearean tragedy

Shakespeare's comediesEdit

Shakespearean comedy

Shakespeare's historiesEdit

Shakespearean history

Shakespeare's poetryEdit

Shakespeare ApocryphaEdit

Analyses of Shakespeare's worksEdit

William Shakespeare's lifeEdit

William Shakespeare's legacyEdit

William Shakespeare's influence – in addition to his works, Shakespeare's legacy includes the ongoing performance of his plays, and his influence upon culture and the arts, extending from theatre and literature to present-day movies and the English language itself.

Shakespeare memorials and monumentsEdit

Shakespearean phrasesEdit

Shakespearean theatreEdit

Works about ShakespeareEdit

Fictional works about ShakespeareEdit

See alsoEdit


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