Will power! The influence of Shakespeare on stage and screen
The Bard of Avon, the world's greatest dramatist
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William Shakespeare is celebrated as the world's greatest dramatist. The Bard's plays have been translated into numerous languages and presented around the globe. British stage actors have traditionally performed his works, but Shakespeare's clout is such that many of his plays have been turned into films. Furthermore, some well-known screen stars have taken up the challenge of becoming Shakespearean actors in theater productions.
Browse the gallery and find out more about this legendary English playwright and the actors who have appeared in his plays onstage and onscreen.
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