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William Shakespeare

1564 - 1616
English poet, playwright and actor, William Shakespeare is often called the English national poet. He is also considered by many to be the greatest playright of all times. He holds a unique position in world literature: his reputation has transcended national borders and even though his plays were written in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, they are now more read and performed than ever before.
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When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble ... [+]

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Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do ... [+]

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Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it ... [+]

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My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
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From fairest creatures we desire increase,
That thereby beauty's rose might never die,
But as the ... [+]

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A woman's face with Nature's own hand painted
Hast thou, the master-mistress of my passion;
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That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
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