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April 26, 1564: World history's definitive playwright, William Shakespeare is born. He shares a birth date with: martial arts star Jet Li (b. 1963); and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins of the R trio TLC  (b. 1970).

William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".

The Cobbe Portrait of William Shakespeare, ca. 1610, artist unknown

The Changing Face of William Shakespeare

May never be authenticated, but this is definitely the way I picture Shakespeare in my head (vs. the bald portraits fashioned after the statue at his tomb). *This* looks like a guy who could have written Romeo & Juliet!

Herbert Gustave Schmalz (1856-1935) - "Imogen" by sofi01, via Flickr

zitterberg: “ Herbert Gustave Schmalz - “Imogen” Imogen was the daughter of King Cymbeline, in Shakespeare’s play, Cymbeline.

This is a picture of the famous writer, William Shakespeare. During the English Renaissance, Shakespeare wrote all four types of plays that were apart of the Renaissance. They were Comedy, Tragedy, Pastoral, and Historical. He is the author of the play Titus Andronicus. The play was written in 1589. Titus was a revenge tragedy, and this play was William Shakespeare's first tragedy.

William Shakespeare: an English poet, playwright, of the late 16 and early centuries, generally considered the greatest writer in English

Who said it: Shakespeare or Tupac?

Tupac or Shakespeare?

William Shakespeare- was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon".

Patrick Stewart reading Sonnet 116 'Let me not to the marriage of true minds'. This performance is from THE SONNETS BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE f...

11 Famous Actors Reading Shakespeare Out Loud

Patrick Stewart reading Sonnet 116 - One of my ALL Time favorite actors reading my ALL Time favorite sonnet by Shakespeare.

Fun Fact: According to the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Shakespeare wrote close to a tenth of the most quoted lines ever written or spoken in English.

23 Things You Didn't Know About William Shakespeare

Fun Fact: According to the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Shakespeare wrote close to a tenth of the most quoted lines ever written or spoken in English.

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