William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
William Shakespeare is one of the world's most celebrated playwrights and poets, penning such famous works as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, and countless other plays and sonnets. Shakespeare reached national acclaim in his own time, owning his own theatre company and performing in the Globe, but his works have been performed on numerous stages throughout the years and have been seen by international audiences from the 1600s to present day. William Shakespeare's legacy is a body of work that will never again be equaled in Western civilization. His words have endured for 400 years, and still reach across the centuries as powerfully as ever. Come celebrate the legacy of William Shakespeare at the East Georgia State College Library by visiting our display in the Reference section of the EGSC Library and read some of Shakespeare's greatest works in the months of November and December 2012.