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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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Shakespeare & Company  Much Ado About Nothing 2022  by William Shakespeare | Directed Photo

Shakespeare & Company Much Ado About Nothing 2022 by William Shakespeare | Directed by Kelly Galvin | | Staged at The New Spruce Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, Mass. July - August, 2022.

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Shakespeare & Company  Much Ado About Nothing 2022  by William Shakespeare | Directed Photo

Shakespeare & Company Much Ado About Nothing 2022 by William Shakespeare | Directed by Kelly Galvin | | Staged at The New Spruce Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, Mass. July - August, 2022.

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Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Sara H Photo

Twelfth Night TRTC 1-20 159 Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by Sara Holdren, Original Music by The Lobbyists Two River Theater 1/10/20 Lighting Design: Caitlin Smith Rapoport Costume Design: Fabian Aguilar Scenic Design: Claire DeLIso Hair and Wig Designer: Cookie Jordan Fight Director: Benjamin Curns Photo Credit: T Charles Erickson © T Charles Erickson Photography tcepix@comcast.net

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A scene from As You Like It by William Shakespeare @ Shakespeare's Globe. Directed by Photo

A scene from As You Like It by William Shakespeare @ Shakespeare's Globe. Directed by Federay Holmes and Elle While. (Opening 17-05-18) √ā¬©Tristram Kenton 05-18 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristram

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The cast of Globe for All's production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Photo

The cast of Globe for All's production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

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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

92NY Musical Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Of Theater For Young Audiences Photo 92NY Musical Theater Announces 2022-2023 Season Of Theater For Young Audiences
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2022

92NY's acclaimed Musical Theater for Young Audiences returns with a dynamic season of professional productions introducing families to the joy of live theater with age-appropriate themes, songs, and dances aimed at engaging and inspiring the next generation of musical theater enthusiasts.

TN Shakespeare Company Launches 6th Annual Free Shout-Out Shakespeare Series: MACBETH Photo TN Shakespeare Company Launches 6th Annual Free Shout-Out Shakespeare Series: MACBETH
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2022

Returning for its sixth annual Free Shout-Out Shakespeare Series, Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC) stages a mystical, modern-dress Macbeth in nine different outdoor venues throughout the Shelby County area from October 6-23.  

Fiasco Theater Presents PERICLES, October 19-29 Photo Fiasco Theater Presents PERICLES, October 19-29
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2022

Fiasco Theater will continue its Without A Net series ‚Äď where shows are table-worked, thrown on their feet, and shared with an audience in only two weeks ‚Äď with ten performances of Pericles by William Shakespeare from October 19-29, 2022 at Houghton Hall.

ELEEMOSYNARY Opens This Week in Williams Theatre Photo ELEEMOSYNARY Opens This Week in Williams Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022

The Department of Theatre 2022-2023 Season is ready to begin with Eleemosynary, directed by Jeff Casazza, that opens this Friday, Sept. 23. Performances run through Oct. 1. 

Realizará El Inbal El VII Ciclo De Dramaturgia Y Creación Escénica Contemporánea  Photo Realizará El Inbal El VII Ciclo De Dramaturgia Y Creación Escénica Contemporánea Escrita Y Dirigida Por Mujeres, En El CCB
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2022

La Secretaría de Cultura del Gobierno de México y el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (Inbal), a través de la Coordinación Nacional de Teatro y con la curaduría de Carmen Ramos, presentarán el VII Ciclo de dramaturgia y creación escénica contemporánea escrita y dirigida por mujeres. Imaginarios divergentes.

Judi Dench Brings I REMEMBER IT WELL - THE CHRISTMAS EDITION to the West End Photo Judi Dench Brings I REMEMBER IT WELL - THE CHRISTMAS EDITION to the West End
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

A special Christmas treat: Dame Judi Dench is back in the West End - on stage - in person for three shows only celebrating her incredible career - and Christmas!

Opera Naples Announces 2022-23 Season Photo Opera Naples Announces 2022-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

Opera Naples, one of Naples' leading performing arts organizations, has announced the 2022-23 season. Following a successful end-of-season match campaign led by longtime supporters Larry and Louise Ost, who encouraged donors to join alongside them to raise more than $107,000, Opera Naples is looking forward to the upcoming season.

Opera Naples Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring H.M.S. PINAFORE, ROMEO ET JULIETTE &  Photo Opera Naples Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring H.M.S. PINAFORE, ROMEO ET JULIETTE & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

Opera Naples, one of Naples' leading performing arts organizations, has announced the 2022-23 season. The season will include diverse performances of operas from around the world at the Wang Opera Center, Artis-Naples and the third annual Festival Under the Stars.

Photos: First Look At the Cast of Stag & Lion's KING LEAR Photo Photos: First Look At the Cast of Stag & Lion's KING LEAR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

STAG & LION Theatre Company is presenting KING LEAR as a Gothic Fairytale of madness blind to love, told through generations. Performances begin September 29th and run Thursday-Saturday at 7pm until October 15th with  3pm matinees on Sunday October 2nd and 9th. Get a first look at the cast here!

HERNAN GENE: AKA HAMLET Comes to Gran Teatro Nacional This Week Photo HERNAN GENE: AKA HAMLET Comes to Gran Teatro Nacional This Week
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

Un espectáculo en solitario de Hernán Gené (A partir de la obra de William Shakespeare y de algunas palabras de Juan Carlos Gené).

William Shakespeare Videos

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

VIDEO: Watch a New TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Teaser Trailer VideoVIDEO: Watch a New TRAGEDY OF MACBETH Teaser Trailer
by Michael Major - Dec 21, 2021

A new trailer for Joel Coen's upcoming The Tragedy of Macbeth film has been released! Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen's bold and fierce adaptation-a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning. Watch the new 'O, full of scorpions is my mind' teaser now!

VIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks Shakespeare, MACBETH, and More on THE LATE SHOW VideoVIDEO: Denzel Washington Talks Shakespeare, MACBETH, and More on THE LATE SHOW
by Stephi Wild - Dec 16, 2021

Denzel Washington appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night! In his interview, Washington talked with Colbert about Shakespeare, and previewed his new film, 'The Tragedy of Macbeth,' which hits theaters on Christmas Day and streams on Apple TV+ beginning January 14th.

VIDEO: Watch a New Teaser for THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH VideoVIDEO: Watch a New Teaser for THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
by Michael Major - Nov 26, 2021

Apple and A24 have unveiled a new teaser trailer for Joel Coen's upcoming 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' film. Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen's bold and fierce adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Watch the new teaser trailer now!

VIDEO: Watch the New Teaser Trailer for THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH VideoVIDEO: Watch the New Teaser Trailer for THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
by Michael Major - Oct 18, 2021

Apple Original Films will present an A24 and IAC Film production, '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, and Corey Hawkins. Watch the 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 .