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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English poet and playwright, he is probably best known as a renowned dramatist.

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Are there more performances of Shakespeare’s plays in Germany than there are in England?

In this article published by the British Library it is claimed that Every year, there are more performances of Shakespeare’s plays in Germany than there are in England. Without any evidence, ...
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Was Shakespeare Marlowe? What does stylometry say? [duplicate]

I am not sure why this isn't asked here already, but Peter Farey and Ros Barber convinced me that Christopher Marlowe wrote the works of Shakespeare. This resolved my own cognitive dissonance from ...
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Did William Shakespeare say "I always feel happy..."?

Is the attribution of this quote to William Shakespeare correct? I always feel happy. You know why? Because I don’t expect anything from anyone. Expectations always hurt… Life is short… So love ...
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Did William Shakespeare help make the KJV bible?

Many believe because of the placement of specific words in Psalm 46 that William Shakespeare helped in the translation of the King James bible to English. In 1610, the year of the final editing ...
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Who wrote Shakespeare's plays?

One of the premises of a new film, "Anonymous", due to come out in a couple of weeks, is that Shakespeare's plays were authored by Edward de Vere, instead of by Shakespeare. The producers have also ...
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Is Macbeth cursed?

I recently read Macbeth and I looked up its history, and apparently there is such a thing as "The Curse of Macbeth". The story is as follows: Shakespeare, in writing the play, included a lot of ...
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Did Shakespeare introduce over 1700 new words to the English language?

I was cruising the JREF forums, and while I am very familiar with many of the phrases he coined and popularized in the English language, a post makes the claim. Shakespeare coined about two thousand ...
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