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William Shakespeare: The Bard of Avon.


Shakespeare is considered the greatest writer and poet of English language. He not only wrote plays and poetry, but was also an actor. William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in Stratford – Upon – Avon. Although his works were written in the sixteenth century, Shakespeare’s work continues to have a huge impact on the public, one example of this is the large number of words he introduced into the English Language.

Shakespeare wrote more than 30 plays. These are usually divided into 4 categories: History, Comedy, Romance and Tragedy. The earliest pieces that Shakespeare wrote were Comedies and Histories. In 1596 he wrote the famous Romeo and Juliet, his second Tragedy. In the years that followed Shakespeare created his best known works: Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra. “The Tempest” was the last piece Shakespeare wrote.
I’ve read several of Shakespeare’s pieces. Each one of them has had a different impact on me, but my favourite so far is Macbeth.

witchesMacbeth was written by William in 1606.Macbeth returns from a military victory when he encounters three mysterious witches who predict his future, saying that one day he will be the King of Scotland. Motivated by the ambition and insistence of his wife, he kills King Duncan and takes the throne. He becomes a tyrant leader and commits murders to protect himself, which keep his hands stained with blood, and which leads him to the edge of madness. And to death.

I left a link to one of my favourite adaptations. I hope you like it. Kisses.


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