1 Minute Speech on William Shakespeare In English

A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of ‘William Shakespeare’.

It is impossible to not know this great English playwright, the man who wrote the infamous “to be or not to be, that is the question”!

A poet, playwright, and actor all rolled into one, he holds the title of the “Bard of Avon.” Shakespeare was, in fact, a prolific writer during the Elizabethan and Jacobean ages of British theatre, reaching the heights of his fame for his world-famous tragedies. 

According to British Library, “The most famous among his tragedies are Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth. Shakespeare also wrote 4 poems, and a famous collection of Sonnets which was first published in 1609.” His popular comedies would be ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘As You Like It’, and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.

Interestingly, Shakespeare is said to have perfected the blank verse and is credited with the creation of over 1700 words in English!

Thank you.