William Shakespeare (Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Reino Unido 26 de April 1564)
Was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Englishlanguage and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, twolong 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.
*Romeo and Juliet (1595)
* Titus Andronicus
* Timon of Athens
* Julius Caesar
* Troilus and Cressida
* King Lear
*Antony and Cleopatra
Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civilhands
unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-cross’d lovers
take their life; whole misadventured piteous overthrows do with their death bury
their parents’ strife.The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love, and the
continuance of their parents’ rage, which, but their children’s end, nought could
remove, is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage; thewhich if you with patient
ears attend, what here shall miss, our toil shall strive to men.
Verona. A public place.
[Enter SAMPSON and GREGORY, of the house of CAPULET, armed withswords and bucklers]
[Enter CAPULET, PARIS, and Servant]
A room in CAPULET’s house.
[Enter LADY CAPULET and Nurse]
[Enter ROMEO, MERCUTIO,BENVOLIO, with five or six Maskers, Torch-bearers, and others]
A hall in CAPULET’s house.
[Musicians waiting. Enter Servingmen with napkins]