Shakespeare's Biography
    •  Shakespeare's Will
Shakespeare's Works
    •  Plays
    •  Poetry
    •  Scenes and Monologues
Shakespeare News
Shakespeare's Language
Authorship Debate
The Globe Theatre
Elizabethan England
SRC Features
Shakespearean Study
Reading List
Theatre Companies
Other Links

William Shakespeare, in terms of his life and his body of work, is the most written-about author in the history of Western civilization. His canon includes 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 epic narrative poems. The First Folio (cover shown at left) was published posthumously in 1623 by two of Shakespeare's acting companions, John Heminges and Henry Condell. Ever since then, the works of Shakespeare have been studied, analyzed, and enjoyed as some of the finest masterpieces of the English language.

It is all the more wondrous when one can study the works and see Shakespeare developing as a playwright right there upon the pages. Love's Labours Lost and the early comedies are the work of a gifted and clever author. Perhaps such plays alone would have earned him literary fame in later days. The grandeur of a Hamlet or King Lear , however, is the work of a master who learned from his own writing and long practice.

Shakespeare's Biography
    •  Shakespeare's Will
Shakespeare's Works
    •  Plays
    •  Poetry
    •  Scenes and Monologues
Shakespeare News
Shakespeare's Language
Authorship Debate
The Globe Theatre
Elizabethan England
SRC Features
Shakespearean Study
Reading List
Theatre Companies
Other Links

William Shakespeare, in terms of his life and his body of work, is the most written-about author in the history of Western civilization. His canon includes 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 epic narrative poems. The First Folio (cover shown at left) was published posthumously in 1623 by two of Shakespeare's acting companions, John Heminges and Henry Condell. Ever since then, the works of Shakespeare have been studied, analyzed, and enjoyed as some of the finest masterpieces of the English language.

It is all the more wondrous when one can study the works and see Shakespeare developing as a playwright right there upon the pages. Love's Labours Lost and the early comedies are the work of a gifted and clever author. Perhaps such plays alone would have earned him literary fame in later days. The grandeur of a Hamlet or King Lear , however, is the work of a master who learned from his own writing and long practice.

Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive , a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
Other projects include the Wayback Machine , archive.org and archive-it.org

Shakespeare's Biography
    •  Shakespeare's Will
Shakespeare's Works
    •  Plays
    •  Poetry
    •  Scenes and Monologues
Shakespeare News
Shakespeare's Language
Authorship Debate
The Globe Theatre
Elizabethan England
SRC Features
Shakespearean Study
Reading List
Theatre Companies
Other Links

William Shakespeare, in terms of his life and his body of work, is the most written-about author in the history of Western civilization. His canon includes 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 epic narrative poems. The First Folio (cover shown at left) was published posthumously in 1623 by two of Shakespeare's acting companions, John Heminges and Henry Condell. Ever since then, the works of Shakespeare have been studied, analyzed, and enjoyed as some of the finest masterpieces of the English language.

It is all the more wondrous when one can study the works and see Shakespeare developing as a playwright right there upon the pages. Love's Labours Lost and the early comedies are the work of a gifted and clever author. Perhaps such plays alone would have earned him literary fame in later days. The grandeur of a Hamlet or King Lear , however, is the work of a master who learned from his own writing and long practice.

Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive , a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
Other projects include the Wayback Machine , archive.org and archive-it.org

“All the world a stage”, or so goes the line from As You Like It, a notable quote from a famous play by the Bard of Avon, a.k.a William Shakespeare, the world’s greatest playwright and sonnet author. Though many may not have actually read the great author’s works or gone to many, if any, of the staged productions of his plays, almost everyone knows Shakespeare’s works to one degree or another, if only by reputation.

It’s not surprising considering the many, many productions staged in all corners of the world and in all the eras since Shakespeare’s actual lifetime in the 17th Century, that the world of film should also have seen, and is still seeing, a number of productions based on the playwright’s works.

Shakespearean plays have been filmed as far back as the early silents (the earliest known American feature film is a 1912 ten minute version of Richard III) and there are always new versions of the works being created, even if sometimes only the storyline is used.

Shakespeare's Biography
    •  Shakespeare's Will
Shakespeare's Works
    •  Plays
    •  Poetry
    •  Scenes and Monologues
Shakespeare News
Shakespeare's Language
Authorship Debate
The Globe Theatre
Elizabethan England
SRC Features
Shakespearean Study
Reading List
Theatre Companies
Other Links

William Shakespeare, in terms of his life and his body of work, is the most written-about author in the history of Western civilization. His canon includes 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 epic narrative poems. The First Folio (cover shown at left) was published posthumously in 1623 by two of Shakespeare's acting companions, John Heminges and Henry Condell. Ever since then, the works of Shakespeare have been studied, analyzed, and enjoyed as some of the finest masterpieces of the English language.

It is all the more wondrous when one can study the works and see Shakespeare developing as a playwright right there upon the pages. Love's Labours Lost and the early comedies are the work of a gifted and clever author. Perhaps such plays alone would have earned him literary fame in later days. The grandeur of a Hamlet or King Lear , however, is the work of a master who learned from his own writing and long practice.

Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive , a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
Other projects include the Wayback Machine , archive.org and archive-it.org

“All the world a stage”, or so goes the line from As You Like It, a notable quote from a famous play by the Bard of Avon, a.k.a William Shakespeare, the world’s greatest playwright and sonnet author. Though many may not have actually read the great author’s works or gone to many, if any, of the staged productions of his plays, almost everyone knows Shakespeare’s works to one degree or another, if only by reputation.

It’s not surprising considering the many, many productions staged in all corners of the world and in all the eras since Shakespeare’s actual lifetime in the 17th Century, that the world of film should also have seen, and is still seeing, a number of productions based on the playwright’s works.

Shakespearean plays have been filmed as far back as the early silents (the earliest known American feature film is a 1912 ten minute version of Richard III) and there are always new versions of the works being created, even if sometimes only the storyline is used.

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