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Posted: 22 April 2008 at 12:44am | IP Logged

 

 

Today April 23rd is a day to celebrate 444th birthday of a great actor poet and writer of all time  in English Language. Do you know who it is?

 

signed, William Shakespeare

 

 He is William Shakespeare an Englishpoet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language, and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon.  Between 1585 and 1592 he began a  career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men.

 

       

 

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, then the   in next genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry. he  then wrote  tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest examples in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights. Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime, and in 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare's.

Shakespeare's reputation did  rise to its present heights in the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians hero-worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry". In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are consistently performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.

              

The best way to  celebrate  this great author's birthday  and pay him a tribute is to have a fun contest.

 Write a short play or a scene from one of the shakespeare's play for a modern times. Since we live in the world of technology the play must include modern gizmo's like cell phone computer car plane  etc.  No minimum but Max length  should be  300 words.

Please pm your literary work to 'crazycreative' by April 30th. subject should be 'Shakespeare's Birthday contest' Have fun.

 



Edited by ramas - 22 April 2008 at 11:15pm

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Posted: 23 April 2008 at 8:41am | IP Logged
wow awesome!!
Happy Birthday Shakespeare!!
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Happy Birthday Shakespeare!!!will praticipate Smile
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Happy Birthday To Shakespeare,he had given a new lease of life to the language,he was genuineSmileand yeah a very nice idea of celebrating his b'dayBig smile
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happy birthday shakespeare Smile Smile i luv all hiz dramas,poems,fiction.he iz da father of enlish language
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happy shakspears day everyone

raksha diii...gr8 contest..bt i m bad at making stories LOL

so good luck to all who gonn participte Embarrassed
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I have read lots of plays by him..luved all of them...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAKESPEARE... Wink
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