William Shakespeare

English poet and playwright. Born 1564. Died 23 April 1616
William Shakespeare
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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare Biography (Wikipedia)

William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna and twins Hamnet and Judith. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. At age 49 (around 1613), he appears to have retired to Stratford, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive; this has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, his sexuality, his religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others. Such theories are often criticised for failing to adequately note that few records survive of most commoners of the period.

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Ralph Vaughan Williams
3 Shakespeare songs for chorus
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3 Shakespeare songs for chorus
Włodek Pawlik
Sonnet 33: Full many a glorious morning have I seen
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Sonnet 33: Full many a glorious morning have I seen

Sonnet 33: Full many a glorious morning have I seen

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Andrzej Borzym Jr
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Robert Johnson
"Full fathum five" & "Where the bee sucks, there suck I" (from 'The Tempest')
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"Full fathum five" & "Where the bee sucks, there suck I" (from 'The Tempest')
John Rutter
It was a lover and his lass
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It was a lover and his lass
William Shakespeare
I'm Down (feat. Noel Scales)
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I'm Down (feat. Noel Scales)

I'm Down (feat. Noel Scales)

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Noel Scales
Håkan Parkman
Clown Song, from "Twelfth Night"
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Clown Song, from "Twelfth Night"
Nils Lindberg
Coloured snakes; lullaby from A Midsumeer Night's Dream
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Coloured snakes; lullaby from A Midsumeer Night's Dream
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
Three times the mangy Cat has Meowed from Macbeth
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Three times the mangy Cat has Meowed from Macbeth
Nils Lindberg
Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a Summer's Day?
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Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a Summer's Day?

Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a Summer's Day?

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Pere Arquillué
Choir
Palau de la Música Chamber Chorus
Director
Josep Vila i Casañas
Jaakko Mäntyjärvi
Double, Double Toil and Trouble, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble from Macbeth
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Double, Double Toil and Trouble, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble from Macbeth
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Where should this music be? Tempest Act 1, Scene 2
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Where should this music be? Tempest Act 1, Scene 2

Where should this music be? Tempest Act 1, Scene 2

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Xavier Coll
Narrator
Pere Arquillué
Choir
Palau de la Música Chamber Chorus
Singer
Toni Gubau
Director
Josep Vila i Casañas
William Shakespeare
Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day
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Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day

Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day

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The Sonnets & Cara Dillon
William Shakespeare
The Speech to the Senate from Othello
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The Speech to the Senate from Othello
William Shakespeare
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day? (Sonnet 18)
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Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day? (Sonnet 18)
William Shakespeare
That time of year thou mayst in me behold (Sonnet No. 73)
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That time of year thou mayst in me behold (Sonnet No. 73)
William Shakespeare
O, that this too solid flesh would melt(from Hamlet)
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O, that this too solid flesh would melt(from Hamlet)
William Shakespeare
As You Like It
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As You Like It
William Shakespeare
Fear No More the Heat O' the Sun (from Cymbeline)
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Fear No More the Heat O' the Sun (from Cymbeline)
William Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing Act 4, Scene 1
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Much Ado About Nothing Act 4, Scene 1
William Shakespeare
Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds (Sonnet 116)
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Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds (Sonnet 116)
William Shakespeare
When that I was and a little tiny boy (from Twelfth Night)
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When that I was and a little tiny boy (from Twelfth Night)
William Shakespeare
The Tempest Act 4, Scene 1
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The Tempest Act 4, Scene 1
William Shakespeare
Now I am alone. O, what a rogue (from Hamlet)
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Now I am alone. O, what a rogue (from Hamlet)
William Shakespeare
Hamlet
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Hamlet
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