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Patrick Bakley General Humanities 1 Western Oklahoma State College Paper 3
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William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest  writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. He is often called England's  national poet and the "Bard of Avon." 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. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, who  bore him three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he  began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company  called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to  Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life  survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical  appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by 
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