William Shakespeare

1564-1616

William Shakespeare was one of the most well known English poets, along with poetry he was also an actor, and a play-writer. Many people consider him to be the worlds greatest author. Shakespeare married his wife at 18 and had three children. His career began in London as an actor and part owner of a company called The Kings Men. He began his writing career with humorous plays.

During his time he was well known but his work didn't become widely successful until the 19th century. Some of his most famous works are, Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth. Much of his most suscessful work was written durring 1589 and 1613. Even today Shakespeare work is well known and renowned worldwide.

A Fairy Song

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire!
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green;
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours;
In those freckles live their savours;
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.

William Shakespeare
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