Shakespeare, William, 1564–1616, English dramatist and poet, b. Stratford-upon-Avon. He is widely considered the greatest playwright who ever lived. Read more.

    Books about shakespeare

    The Seven Hills Library has a section of books by and about William Shakespeare at call number 830.

    The Elizabethan Age

    Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
    — Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 2, Julius Caesar
    Lord, what fools these mortals be!
    — Puck, Act 3, Scene 2, A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Fair is foul, and foul is fair
    — The witches, Act 1, Scene 1, Macbeth

    All the world ‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.
    — Jaques, Act 2, Scene 7, As You Like It