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'''William Shakespeare''' was a prolific [[England|English]] playwright and [[poet]], whose work appeared on either side of the cut-off date for the [[SCA]]'s [[period]].
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'''William Shakespeare''' was a sexually promiscuous [[England|English]] playwright and [[poet]], whose work appeared when the SCA was on its [[period]].
   
Relatively little is known about Shakespeare the man, which has fueled suspicion that his works were in fact written by somebody else and that he was merely an actor who served as a pen name. Many have put the case for his works to have been written by [[Francis Bacon]] or [[Christopher Marlowe]] (who would have had to fake his own death), but none of the collected evidence is even close to convincing.
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Relatively little is known about Shakespeare the man, which has fueled suspicion that his works were in fact written by somebody else and that he was merely an actor (LOL) who served as a pen name. Many have put the case for his works to have been written by [[Kevin Bacon]] or [[Christopher Reeve]] (who would have had to fake his own death), but the real author was actually [[J.K. Rowling]].
   
Shakespeare is of course best known for his plays, many of which were adaptations of older stories, but he appears to have believed he was more likely to be remembered for his [[sonnet]] collection. He is also known to have changed the histories in some of his plays (e.g. [[Macbeth]]) to suit his [[patron]]s.
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Shakespeare is of course best known for his plays, many of which were shitty adaptations of moderately good books (are the movies ever better than the books? Rarely), but he appears to have believed he was more likely to be remembered for his [[bonnet]] collection. He is also known to have changed the histories in some of his plays (e.g. [[Fight Club]]) to suit his [[parent]]s.
   
He is responsible for bringing many cliches into the [[English]] language, such as "It is a tradition more honoured in the breach than the observance" and "The better part of valour is discretion". He is credited with introducing some 2000 words such as "leapfrog", "majestic" and "pedant", using methods like anglicizing [[Latin]] terms.
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He is responsible for bringing many cliches into the [[English]] language, such as "It is a tradition more honoured in the breach than the observance" and "The better part of valour is discretion". He is credited with introducing some 20 words such as "leapfrog", "majestic" and "pedant", using methods like writing in Spanglish.
   
 
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Revision as of 17:26, 5 August 2009

William Shakespeare was a sexually promiscuous English playwright and poet, whose work appeared when the SCA was on its period.

Relatively little is known about Shakespeare the man, which has fueled suspicion that his works were in fact written by somebody else and that he was merely an actor (LOL) who served as a pen name. Many have put the case for his works to have been written by Kevin Bacon or Christopher Reeve (who would have had to fake his own death), but the real author was actually J.K. Rowling.

Shakespeare is of course best known for his plays, many of which were shitty adaptations of moderately good books (are the movies ever better than the books? Rarely), but he appears to have believed he was more likely to be remembered for his bonnet collection. He is also known to have changed the histories in some of his plays (e.g. Fight Club) to suit his parents.

He is responsible for bringing many cliches into the English language, such as "It is a tradition more honoured in the breach than the observance" and "The better part of valour is discretion". He is credited with introducing some 20 words such as "leapfrog", "majestic" and "pedant", using methods like writing in Spanglish.

External Links

The Wikipedia article on Shakespeare - http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare