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William Shakespeare

 
Date of Birth: April 23, 1564
Date of Death: April 23, 1616 (52)

Birth Place: Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, ENGLAND

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William Shakespeare Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best Revival
William ShakespeareMacbeth
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Revival Gold Star
William ShakespeareHamlet
 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Revival
William ShakespeareAll's Well That Ends Well
 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Revival Gold Star
William ShakespeareTwelfth Night
 
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Revival
William ShakespeareTwelfth Night
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Resident Play
ShakespeareTheatre Country Wife
 
Olivier Awards - 1995 - Best Revival of a Play or Comedy Gold Star
William ShakespeareAs You Like It
 
Olivier Awards - 1994 - Best Revival of a Play or Comedy
William ShakespeareThe Winter's Tale
 
Olivier Awards - 1992 - Best Revival of a Play or Comedy
William ShakespeareThe Comedy Of Errors
 
Olivier Awards - 1991 - Best Revival of a Play or Comedy Gold Star
William ShakespearePericles
 
Olivier Awards - 1987 - Comedy of the Year
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
Olivier Awards - 1987 - Comedy of the Year
William ShakespeareTwelfth Night
 
Olivier Awards - 1985 - Comedy of the Year
William ShakespeareLove's Labours Lost

William Shakespeare News

Photos: Lebow Awards Celebrates 13th Year at the Kravis Center for the Performing Art Photo Photos: Lebow Awards Celebrates 13th Year at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2023

See photos from the 13th annual Lebow Awards, which were presented on January 20 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Announces Play and Director For Summer 2023 Season Photo San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Announces Play and Director For Summer 2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2023

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival has announced that its summer 2023 Free Shakespeare in the Park production will be Shakespeare's rarely produced Cymbeline.

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Announces CYMBELINE 41st Season Photo San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Announces CYMBELINE 41st Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2023

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival has announced that its summer 2023 Free Shakespeare in the Park production will be Shakespeare's Cymbeline.

Shakespeare's MACBETH Announced At Theatre Memphis Photo Shakespeare's MACBETH Announced At Theatre Memphis
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2023

Macbeth, the powerful and dramatic William Shakespeare tragedy, ascends to the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis February 3 - 19, 2023.  

Baz Luhrmann Signs First Look Deal with Warner Bros Pictures Photo Baz Luhrmann Signs First Look Deal with Warner Bros Pictures
by Michael Major - Jan 26, 2023

Freah off his Elvis biopic receiving eight Oscar nominations, Baz Luhrmann has signed a first look deal with Warner Brothers Pictures. Luhrmann will be developing and directing original feature material. He is also allowed to direct outisde projects as well. He is also known for directing Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby, and more.

Door Shakespeare Announces 2023 Summer Season Photo Door Shakespeare Announces 2023 Summer Season
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2023

Door Shakespeare has announced its 2023 summer season: William Shakespeare's As You Like It, and The Old Man and the Old Moon, with book, music, and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Company. Door Shakespeare’s 27th season runs June 28 through August 27, with shows Monday through Saturday: weekdays at 7:30 and Saturdays at 5:00.

Nextstage Repertory Hard At Work To Bring Shakespeare's MACBETH To Life  Photo Nextstage Repertory Hard At Work To Bring Shakespeare's MACBETH To Life 
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2023

Centenary Stage Company's NEXTStage Repertory is currently is in rehearsals and coming up on their production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth adapted by Stephen Michael Davis. Performances will take place in the Little Theatre on the Centenary University campus at 400 Jefferson St. Hackettstown, NJ.

AS YOU WILL, An Unscripted Original Shakespeare Performance, To Play 2023 FRIGID Frin Photo AS YOU WILL, An Unscripted Original Shakespeare Performance, To Play 2023 FRIGID Fringe Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2023

As You Will presents an unscripted original Shakespeare performance written by the elegant minds of the cast and directed by their fleeting whims during the performance. The production will be presented as part of the 2023 FRIGID Fringe Festival at UNDER St. Marks (94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009).

TWELFTH NIGHT: OR WHAT YOU WILL Comes to WorldPride in March Photo TWELFTH NIGHT: OR WHAT YOU WILL Comes to WorldPride in March
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2023

William Shakespeare is coming to Sydney WorldPride 2023, with a queer-focused production of ‚ÄėTwelfth Night: or What You Will‚Äô.

Interview: Tony-Winning Lighting Designer Tyler Micoleau On PlayMakers Repertory Comp Photo Interview: Tony-Winning Lighting Designer Tyler Micoleau On PlayMakers Repertory Company's HAMLET
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 24, 2023

From January 25h-February 12th, PlayMakers Repertory Company will be presenting William Shakespeare's famous tragedy, HAMLET, featuring lighting design by Tyler Micoleau.

William Shakespeare Videos

VIDEO: First Look at The Acting Company's THE THREE MUSKETEERS and ROMEO AND JULIET i Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at The Acting Company's THE THREE MUSKETEERS and ROMEO AND JULIET in Repertory

by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 5, 2022

Watch footage of @TheActingCo's The Three Musketeers and Romeo and Juliet playing in repertory at theatres across the country.

VIDEO: Kate Baldwin Sings 'I Only Have Eyes For You' in the Goodspeed's 42ND STREET Videoplay
VIDEO: Kate Baldwin Sings 'I Only Have Eyes For You' in the Goodspeed's 42ND STREET

by Stephi Wild - Oct 17, 2022

Goodspeed Musicals has released footage of Broadway's Kate Baldwin singing 'I Only Have Eyes for You' from 42nd Street. The musical runs through November 6 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. Watch the video here!

VIDEO: First Look at Lisa Howard and the Cast of Goodspeed's 42ND STREET Singing 'Go  Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Lisa Howard and the Cast of Goodspeed's 42ND STREET Singing 'Go Into Your Dance'

by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 14, 2022

Get a sneak peek video of Lisa Howard and the cast of Goodspeed's 42ND STREET performing 'Go Into Your Dance.'

VIDEO: Watch Kate Baldwin Sing 'I Only Have Eyes For You' from Goodspeed's 42ND STREE Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Kate Baldwin Sing 'I Only Have Eyes For You' from Goodspeed's 42ND STREET

by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 9, 2022

Watch a clip of Kate Baldwin Singing 'I Only Have Eyes For You' from Goodspeed's production of 42ND STREET.

VIDEO: First Look at ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at 
Chicago Shakespeare Theater Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is presenting William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well in the Courtyard Theater through May 29, 2022.  

VIDEO: Daniel Craig Talks Returning to Broadway in MACBETH on THE LATE SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Daniel Craig Talks Returning to Broadway in MACBETH on THE LATE SHOW

by Michael Major - Feb 17, 2022

Daniel Craig sat down on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to discuss returning to Broadway in the upcoming revival of William Shakespeare's Macbeth. Craig also discussed playing Macbeth in drama school, the production's recently announced initiative to give tickets to New York City students, and more.

VIDEO: Sir Kenneth Branagh Talks Embarrassing Stage Moments on GRAHAM NORTON SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Sir Kenneth Branagh Talks Embarrassing Stage Moments on GRAHAM NORTON SHOW

by Marissa Tomeo - Jan 22, 2022

Sir Kenneth Branagh appeared yesterday on The Graham Norton Show, talking about his performance as Francis of Assisi in which he had to take off his clothes. Much to his dismay, his grandmother was in the audience.

VIDEO: Apple TV+ Shares Behind the Scenes Look at THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Videoplay
VIDEO: Apple TV+ Shares Behind the Scenes Look at THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

Apple TV+ has released a behind-the-scenes look at Joel Coen's new film adaption of The Tragedy of Macbeth. The feature includes interviews with the film's directors and designers, as well as the film's star, Denzel Washington. Watch the new featurette now!

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH on THE TODAY SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH on THE TODAY SHOW

by Michael Major - Jan 11, 2022

Denzel Washington appeared on the Today Show this morning to discuss his performance in Joel Coen's new film adaption of The Tragedy of Macbeth. Washington also discussed playing Othello when he was in school at Fordham, working with Frances McDormand, and his friendship with the late Sidney Poitier. Watch the new interview with Hoda Kotb now!

VIDEO: Watch a New THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a New THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Trailer

by Michael Major - Jan 6, 2022

Apple Original Films, A24 and IAC Films have released a new trailer for The Tragedy of Macbeth, based on the play by William Shakespeare and written for the screen and directed by Joel Coen. The film stars Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling and Brendan Gleeson. Watch the new trailer now!


William Shakespeare Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has William Shakespeare written?
William Shakespeare has written 107 shows including Romeo and Juliet (Source Material), Hamlet (Playwright), King Henry IV, Part I (Playwright), King John (Playwright), The Merchant of Venice (Playwright), King Richard II (Playwright), Romeo and Juliet (Playwright), The Taming of the Shrew (Playwright), Love Is My Sin (Source Material), Othello (Playwright), As You Like It (Playwright), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Playwright), The Winter's Tale (Playwright), King Henry VIII (Playwright), King Henry V (Playwright), King Henry IV, Part II (Playwright), Antony and Cleopatra (Playwright), King Richard III (Playwright), The Tempest (Playwright), Shylock (Playwright), Troilus and Cressida (Playwright), Coriolanus (Playwright), The Boys from Syracuse (Source Material), Kiss Me, Kate (Source Material), Love's Labour's Lost (Playwright), Lovers, Villians & Fools of Shakespeare (Playwright), Macbeth (Playwright), Ages of Man (Playwright), The White Rose and the Red (Source Material), Maggie May (Playwright), Babes in the Wood (Source Material), Love and Let Love (Source Material), Henry IV Part 1 (Playwright), Henry IV Part 2 (Playwright), The Chronicles of King Henry VI, Part 1 (Playwright), The Chronicles of King Henry VI, Part 2 (Playwright), Sensations (Source Material), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Source Material), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Source Material), Measure for Measure (Playwright), The Frogs (Lyricist), Music Is (Source Material), Henry IV, Part 1 (Playwright), Puck and the Magic Flower (Source Material), Shakespeare's Cabaret (Lyricist), Oh, Brother! (Source Material), With Love and Laughter (Material), All's Well that Ends Well (Playwright), Love's Labour's Lost (Playwright), Much Ado About Nothing (Playwright), Cyrano de Bergerac / Much Ado About Nothing (Playwright), Sweet Will (Lyricist), Standup Shakespeare (Lyricist), Shylock (Source Material), The Comedy of Errors (Playwright), Julius Caesar (Playwright), Coriolanus (Playwright), Titus Andronicus (Playwright), The Tragedy of Richard III (Playwright), Henry IV Part I (Playwright), Henry IV Part II (Playwright), The Comedy of Errors (Playwright), Love's Labor's Lost (Playwright), Timon of Athens (Playwright), The Tragedy of Richard II (Playwright), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Playwright), The Merchant of Venice (Playwright), Henry VI (Playwright), Troilus and Cressida (Playwright), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Playwright), Henry V (Playwright), Henry VI Part I: The Edged Sword (Playwright), Henry VI: Part II: Black Storm (Playwright), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Playwright), Henry VIII (Playwright), R & J (Playwright), Macbeth (Playwright), Twelfth Night (Playwright), Cymbeline (Playwright), Pericles (Playwright), Twelfth Night (Playwright), The Taming of the Shrew (Playwright), Romeo and Juliet (Source Material), The Donkey Show: A Midsummer Night's Disco (Source Material), Hamlet (Playwright), King John (Playwright), The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) (Source Material), Othello (Playwright), A Celtic Christmas (Material), Romeo and Bernadette (Source Material), The Two Noble Kinsmen (Playwright), Henry IV (Playwright), King Lear (Playwright), Othello (Playwright), Lone Star Love (Source Material), Lone Star Love (Source Material), Julius Caesar (Playwright), Fools In Love (Source Material), Desperate Measures (Source Material), The Wooster Group Hamlet (Playwright), Cymbeline (Playwright), Macbeth (Playwright), Shogun Macbeth (Playwright), Double Falsehood (Playwright), King and Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings (Playwright), The Stowaway (Source Material), Mac Beth (Playwright).

What awards has William Shakespeare been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for A Midsummer Night's Dream , Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for Macbeth , Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for Hamlet , Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for All's Well That Ends Well , Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for Twelfth Night , Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for Twelfth Night , Outstanding Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Theatre Country Wife , Best Revival of a Play or Comedy (Olivier Awards) for As You Like It , Best Revival of a Play or Comedy (Olivier Awards) for The Winter's Tale , Best Revival of a Play or Comedy (Olivier Awards) for The Comedy Of Errors , Best Revival of a Play or Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Pericles , Comedy of the Year (Olivier Awards) for A Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Twelfth Night and Comedy of the Year (Olivier Awards) for Love's Labours Lost .

What awards has William Shakespeare won?
Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for Hamlet , Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for Twelfth Night Best Revival of a Play or Comedy (Olivier Awards) for As You Like Itand Best Revival of a Play or Comedy (Olivier Awards) for Pericles .