When learning about drama, without a doubt, you will come across the name of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare, who was born during the 16th century in England, is a legendary playwright. As one of the most famous, if not the most famous playwright of all time, he has been known for the many amazing plays that he has written, which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth, to name a few. In total, he wrote 37 plays, all of which are still studied to this day. The reason why Shakespeare’s plays are so famous and why students have continued to study them after hundreds of years is that the quality of his work is absolutely superb and arguably unsurpassed. His use of language, literary devices, as well his characterizations and plots in each of his plays are brilliant. If you have ever read any of Shakespeare’s plays, I’m sure that you will agree that Shakespeare was an amazing writer.
If you would like to learn more about William Shakespeare’s life, his work, and his achievements, I have included an amusing and educational video about Shakespeare below.
Paris 16. William Shakespeare 1609. Digital image. Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 5 Mar. 2009. Web. 12 June 2012. <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:William_Shakespeare_1609.jpg>.
Shakespeare: Brief and Naughty. Dir. Teach Kids Productions. YouTube. YouTube, 06 Sept. 2011. Web. 13 June 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oPe7tG0vYs>.