William Shakespeare is a prolific playwright, poet, actor and the bane of all high school English classes. His body of work has sold between 2-4 billions copies worldwide, and is second with the Bible for the most books sold of all time. Shakespeare is widely considered to be the greatest writer of the English language along with the world's greatest dramatist. In total Shakespeare wrote 38 plays, 2 narrative poems, and 154 sonnets and has introduced over 300 words and phrases to the English language.
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