Essay Writing Topics about WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE “Thou art a Monument, without a tombe And art alive still, while thy Booke doth Vive, And we have wits to read, and praise to give.” -Ben Johnson William Shakespeare, the English poet, dramatist and actor, considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time. Some of Shakespeare’s plays, such as Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, are among the most famous literary works of the world. Shakespeare’s “wit was in his own power; would the rule of it had been so too”. Shakespeare possessed a large vocabulary for his day, having used 29066 different words in’ his plays. Today, the average English-speaking person uses something like 2000 words in everyday speech. William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, a small country town. Stratford was famous for its malting. The black plague killed in 1564, one out of seven of the town’s 1500 inhabitants. Shakespeare was the eldest son of Mary Arden, the daughter of a local landowner and her husband, John Shakespeare (1530-1601), a Glover and wood dealer. John Aubrey (1626-1697) tells in brief lives that Shakespeare’s father was a butcher and the young William exercised his father’s trade, “but when he killed a Calf he would do it in a high style and make a...
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