"William Shakespeare" – 23 April 1616) 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 List of national poets/national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some Shakespeare's collaborations/collaborations, consist of about Shakespeare's plays/38 plays, Shakespeare's sonnets/154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, of which the authorship of some is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major modern language/living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous dramatists! More William Shakespeare on Wikipedia.