William Shakespeare

Playwright, Author, Poet, Historical Figure

William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in 1564. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. We’re pretty sure he would think this version of his play is awesome.

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    Playwright, Author, Poet, Historical Figure

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  • One of these had to do with the extent to which the personality and temperament of the author of The Tempest closely resembled that of Francis Bacon. One of the last things Delia Bacon wrote was an unpublished “author’s apology and claim,” now, along with most of her surviving letters and papers, housed in the Folger Shakespeare Library. The long and rambling essay ends with Horatio’s words to a dying Hamlet and a hopeful declaration: “Rest Rest, perturbed spirit! Delia Bacon. Stratford-on-Avon. The Shakespeare Problem Solved.” But it is The Tempest that powerfully holds her imagination in this, her own version of Prospero’s great speech on how “our revels now are ended”:

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