Shakespeare's World

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SHAKESPEARE'S WORLD         Almost every nation on earth reads, studies and performs the works of William Shakespeare. No writer of any country, nor any age, has ever enjoyed such universal popularity. Neither has any writer been so praised. As William Hazlitt observed, 'The most striking peculiarity of Shakespeare's mind was it's generic quality, its power of communication with all other minds.' It is perhaps this quality that has earned Shakespeare the supreme accolade, that of …

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…to love and then to die.         Shakespeare is arguably the best writer of all time, yet it is interesting to know that so little is known about him. Perhaps no-one will ever know who the real William Shakespeare was. Only one thing is certain: Shakespeare may be dead, but his great works never cease to astound us and it makes us wonder if any person will ever come to rival the maestro of English Literature.