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Shakespeare's works and sources

Shakespeare was a famous British writer from the XVII century. He wrote different sorts of drama ( comedy, tragedy and history ) and some poetry.

His works: His famous comedies are: • All's Well That Ends Well ( written in 1623 ) • As You Like It ( 1623 ) • A Midsummer Night's Dream ( 1600 ) • Taming Of The Shrew ( 1623 ) His famous tragedies are: • Hamlet ( 1603 ) • King Lear ( 1608 ) • Macbeth ( 1623 ) • Othello (1622 ) • Romeo and Juliet ( 1597 )


He was very famous for his tragedy Romeo and Juliet but it wasn't his real idea. He was inspired by Luigi Da Porto ( who wrote A Story Nearly Found Of Two Noble Lovers which was published in 1530 ) and an Italian author, Matteo Bandelo who wrote Giulietta e Romeo in 1554. But it was not the only source. There is also a poem by Arthur Brooke which is called The Tragicall Historye Of Romeos And Juliet written in 1562 and a popular tale of Romeo and Juliet from a collection by William Painter entitled The Palace of Pleasure written before 1580. He wrote some poetry as his famous Sonnets ( in 1590 ) and some history plays as Richard III in 1597.

Photo Of Richard III


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