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About William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564 – died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English and is popular for his plays such as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet.

In December 08, a leading playwright claimed Shakespeare stopped writing because he went blind.

In March 09, a portrait which was painted in 1610 and owned by a family for nearly three centuries will be claimed as the only known picture of Shakespeare painted during his lifetime.

In July 09, Shakespeare was officially been named Britains greatest national treasure by a poll.

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Gesa Credit Union and Power House Theatre Announce $1 Million Naming Rights Agreement
The Power House Theatre and Gesa Credit Union have jointly announced today they have entered into an 11-year, $1 million naming rights agreement. The Power House Theatre will now be referred to as the Gesa Power House Theatre.

Oxford University Press's Digital Innovation Continues With the Launch of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online and the Relaunch of Oxford Handbooks Online and Oxford Reference
Oxford University Press is continuing to expand their innovative digital publishing programme this September with the launch of the new, ground breaking resource Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) and the re-launch of the prestigious Oxford Handbooks Online and Oxford Reference. Visit the new Oxford Scholarly Editions Online site here:

Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre remains found behind London pub
The remains of an Elizabethan theatre where some of William Shakespeare's plays were first performed have been discovered in London.

Shakespeare's sonnets to be made into 'album of perfect love songs'
William Shakespeare, who died nearly 400 years ago, is still making a bid to top the music charts.

William Shakespeare's 448th birthday celebrated in Stratford
A double celebration of the life and work of William Shakespeare has got underway in Stratford on Avon as a parade through his home town on Saturday marked the Bard's forthcoming 448th birthday.

Danielle Lineker tries to steal limelight from Duchess Kate in daring dress
Danielle Lineker seemed to have nearly eclipsed Duchess Kate, who was wearing one of her most daring looks yet, in her revealing Grecian gown at the Thirty Club's dinner at Claridge's Hotel in London on Tuesday.

Shakespeare to inspire London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony
The Board of Avon, William Shakespeare, will be the inspiration for the opening ceremony of the London Olympics this year.

Danielle Lineker shows off beach body in red bikini
Danielle Lineker flaunted her enviable figure in a one-piece red bikini while vacationing with husband Gary in St Barts on Friday.

Danielle Lineker reveals new Shakespeare sideboob tattoo
Danielle Lineker showed off her brand new tattoo quoting William Shakespeare, just beneath her arm on her left ribcage.

Possible Shakespeare signature reconstructed with hi tech photography
A scribble saying 'Wm Shakespeare' scrawled across the title page of an old book has been revealed with the help of new technology.

Shakespeare's skill lies in his grammar not in words, academic claims
William Shakespeare may appear to have used and coined more words than his contemporaries but his rate of word coinage is actually similar to other writers, a researcher has claimed.

Claire Danes to receive Hasty Pudding Award
After winning a Golden Globe last week for her role in US drama 'Homeland', Claire Danes is set to add another feather to her cap as she has been declared the recipient of this year's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year prize.

Ian McKellen has 'no doubt' Shakespeare was gay
Sir Ian McKellen has made the bold announcement that there is 'no doubt' that William Shakespeare was gay, even though the bard was married with children.

Shakespeare could help docs understand mind-body connection better
Shakespeare was a master at portraying profound emotional upset in the physical symptoms of his characters, and many modern day doctors would do well to study the Bard to better understand the mind-body connection, a researcher says.

Virtual monkeys 'close to recreating complete works of Shakespeare'
Millions of virtual monkeys, created by an American programmer, have almost typed out the complete works of William Shakespeare by hitting random keys on virtual typewriters.

Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' 'based on an ancient Irish tale'
Scholars have long agreed that William Shakespeare based his Hamlet on Amlethus, a legendary figure found in the 'History of the Danes', a saga written around 1200.

Britain most proud of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare has topped a list of symbols, which instil a sense of pride among people in Britain, a poll has suggested.

'Little doubt' William Shakespeare was Catholic, claims Vatican
The Vatican's official newspaper has claimed that there is "little doubt" that the famous playwright William Shakespeare was a Catholic.

William Shakespeare to be dug up to prove if he smoked weed?
A team of scientists has submitted a formal application to the Church of England for exhumation of William Shakespeare's remains so that they can find out about his life and death, and if he smoked weed.

Scientists plan to dig up Shakespeare's grave to establish how he died
Scientists have forwaded a formal application to the Church of England to exhume the body of world famous writer William Shakespeare, to figure out how he died.

Chinese author plans to go under the knife to look like Shakespeare
A best-selling author in China has come under attack after unveiling plans to splurge 1 million yuan on plastic surgery to look like British playwright William Shakespeare.

Emma Watson dreams of working on Shakespeare adaptation
Emma Watson has revealed that her dream role would be in one of William Shakespeare's classic plays.

Explore World of Austen, Shakespeare and More: Top Three Literary Tours for Book Lovers and Walking Fanatics by English Lakeland Ramblers
The allure of authors of great literature has inspired people to travel for thousands of years. Leading walking tour company Ramblers now introduces new walking tours in England enabling fans of such renowned writers and poets as Jane Austen, William Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter to follow in their favorite author's footsteps.

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