Shakespeare: Resources on the Man and His Work
Considering the scope of his fame, little is known about William Shakespeare's ... read more »
Shakespeare has more books written about him than any other writer, he’s the most produced ... read more »
Not only do Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets exhibit broad knowledge of the works of classical ... read more »
Shakespeare lived and worked between 1564 and 1616, placing him squarely in the long and important ... read more »
Like learning a second language, learning to love Shakespeare's plays can ... read more »
Shakespeare is called the greatest author in the English language not only because his works are in English, but also for his profound and lasting impact on the language itself. Of the 25,000 words in the canon, roughly 1,500 were coined by Shakespeare himself. Read the information we've gathered on Shakespeare and the English Language to discover how his words have made a lasting contribution.
- Considering how fast our language changes, and how long ago Shakespeare’s works were written, it’s not surprising that his plays and sonnets can seem unintelligible. Most editions of Shakespeare provide a glossary alongside the text for the trickiest words, but it’s often useful to read with a good dictionary at hand. Try the Absolute Shakespeare Glossary on Absolute Shakespeare next time you get stumped.