William Shakespeare (23 April, 156423 April, 1616) was an English Muggle poet and playwright, best known for his works of comedy, tragedy and romance.


During his lifetime, he wrote As You Like It, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, Coriolanus, among many others. He lived during Elizabethan times in southern England, when Muggles as a whole were prejudiced against wizards and witches and often organised massive witchhunts, partly inspired by regal paranoia.

There is a bust of Shakespeare on the pediment of Wyndham's Theatre, depicting him flanked by muses and cherubs.[1]

Behind the scenes


The name "William" comes from the Germanic name Willahelm, which was composed of the elements wil "will, desire" and helm "helmet, protection".


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