What Else Did William Shakespeare Write Other Than Plays?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Shakespeare wrote:
37 plays
154 sonnets and
5 poems
Steven Cowan Profile
Steven Cowan answered
William Shakespeare is the world's most acclaimed playwright, but of course a man of such capability did not only write plays. Other than thirty eight plays, Shakespeare's surviving works include one hundred and fifty four sonnets, two narrative poems and a range of other poems. Shakespeares narrative poems were published in 1593 and 1594 when theatres were closed due to the plague. They are entitled 'Venus and Adonis' and 'The Rape of Lucrece' and were dedicated to Henry Wriothesley, earl of Southampton. Shakespeare's other poems include another narrative poem: 'A Lover's Complaint' and 'The Phoenix and the Turtle'. Shakespeare wrote sonnets throughout his career for private readership only.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Sonnets, romance, poetry, and narrative poems
Will Martin Profile
Will Martin answered
He wrote two long narrative poems, "Venus and Adonis" (published 1593) and "The Rape of Lucrece" (1594); both poems are dedicated to the Earl of Southampton, Henry Wriothesley. He also published a short poem called "The Phoenix and the Turtle", a reflection on the nature of perfect love, in an anthology in 1601.
More famous today are his sonnets (14-line poems.) A collection of these was published in 1609, though probably written in the 1590s; they are dedicated to a Mr "W.H.", who has never been identified. Many of the sonnets praise the beauty of an unnamed young man: "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" is the best known. There has been speculation that Shakespeare was in love with this man, as well as with the equally mysterious "Dark Lady" who appears in later sonnets such as "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun." There is even a suggestion in these poems that these two betrayed him by falling in love with each other; but nobody knows what, if anything, really happened.
Anonymous Profile
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Sonnet sequence, a series of poems of 14 line, in iambic pentameter with a rhyme scheme: Abab cdcd efef gg.
Anonymous Profile
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He rote poems and sonnets.
sweetboy surendar Profile
William Shakespeare wrote plays, narrative poems and a particular type of poem called sonnets.

His poems are grouped into different Categories, The Histories,
Comedies , tragedies, romance and sonnets. Sonnets are 14 lines
poem.Comedies always have a happy ending and tradegies havea sad ending
There is some evidence he wrote speeches for Queen Elizabeth I in the
capacity or a Royal Ghost writer. It has been suggested, without any
definite proof, the Bard may have functioned as something of an
(English advisor)In the language editing-grammatical aspects of the
now-familiar King James Bible., He was alive at the time, certainly, We
know he was in good terms with Elizabeth, as for James I, we do not
know. Bible-editing role is merely speculative.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
He has risen from the dead ... He wants  too eat you because you asked this questionn !! :)
morgan Profile
morgan answered
I think he like invented some words known to todays english language like "assasination" or however you spell that :) ...there's more but I only remember that one word though. :p
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
We all know that William Shakespeare wrote plays, poems, sonnets, and made a bunch of kids but one other thing Shakespeare did was he was an Actor.
Anna Phillips Profile
Anna Phillips answered
He wrote several sonnets (poems with a formal style) as well.
thanked the writer.
robert williams
robert williams commented
Nobody knows!
He started by acting, and, because he was not very good,
continued his 'career', by writing.
He is first heard of, in London, in 1592, when he becomes the subject of a ribald and derisory claim against him by one Robert Greene, "There is an upstart crow amongst us-----!"
Having already written three plays, all about the same man, King Henry V1, and finished off with Richard111, Shakespeare had 'arrived'! Forcing Christopher Marlowe to write Edward11, just to keep up!
Tauseef Sheikh Profile
Tauseef Sheikh answered
William Shakespeare besides plays wrote poetry, histories, sonnets, comedies etc. He was considered the best dramatist amongst all of his time.

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