William Shakespeare

Welcome to the Shakespeare section on Writers Write. This section covers the great English writer and poet known as the "Bard" or the "Bard of Avon." William Shakespeare is known best for his plays that include Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Othello and many others. His plays are still among the most widely read and widely performed plays today. His most popular play to perform is A Midsummer Night's Dream according to a report from Priceonomics.

Shakespeare completed an amazing body of work considering he was only 52 when he died. He wrote as many as 40 plays and over 150 sonnets. The Poetry Foundation notes that Shakespeare first became famous as a poet. Shakespeare also performed in his plays and enjoyed acting. He also performed in plays written by others. The New York Times has a fascinating obit for the Bard as it might have been written on April 23, 1616, the day of his death.

Below you will find Shakespeare articles, information and resources.

Why Young Writers Need to Enjoy Shakespeare
An article about the importance of reading and enjoying Shakespeare for students and young writers.

Shakespeare Resources Page
Find links to great Shakespeare resources where you can learn more about his plays and poetry.

Shakespeare Quotes
A list of great Shakespeare quotes from his work.

Famous Shakespeare Poems
Sample some of Shakespeare's poetry.

No Fear Shakespeare
Learn about this collection of books that translates Shakespeare into modern English and presents it side-by-side next to the original text.

Shakespeare News - News about Shakespeare from our blogs.

Painting of a Younger Shakespeare Discovered - A painting was discovered that is considered the only contemporary portrait painted of William Shakespeare.

Another Shakespeare Portrait Discovered - This image was found in an engraviging on a 1598 botany book.

Tales From Shakespeare - Review of a great illustrated Shakespeare book by Tina Packer, the President and Artistic Director of Shakespeare and Company.