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'''William Shakespeare''' ([[23 April]], [[1560s|1564]]—[[23 April]], [[1610s|1616]]) was a [[Muggle]] poet and playwright who wrote ''[[Hamlet]]'', ''[[Romeo and Juliet]]'', ''[[A Midsummer Night's Dream]]'', ''[[Twelfth Night]]'', ''[[Coriolanus]]'', among many others. He lived during [[wikipedia:Elizabethan period|Elizabethan times]] in southern [[England]], when [[Muggles]] as a whole were prejudiced against [[Wizardkind|wizards and witches]] and often organised massive witchhunts, partly inspired by regal paranoia.
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'''William Shakespeare''' ([[23 April]], [[1560s|1564]]—[[23 April]], [[1610s|1616]]) was a [[Muggle]] poet and playwright who wrote ''[[As You Like It]]'', ''[[Hamlet]]'', ''[[Romeo and Juliet]]'', ''[[A Midsummer Night's Dream]]'', ''[[Twelfth Night]]'', ''[[Coriolanus]]'', among many others. He lived during [[wikipedia:Elizabethan period|Elizabethan times]] in southern [[England]], when [[Muggles]] as a whole were prejudiced against [[Wizardkind|wizards and witches]] and often organised massive witchhunts, partly inspired by regal paranoia.
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There's a bust of Shakespeare on the pediment of [[Wyndham's Theatre]], depicting him flanked by muses and [[cherub]]s.<ref>''[[The Wizarding World of Harry Potter]]'' {{see image|File:ShakespeareWyndham's.png}}</ref>
   
 
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*In 2011 [[Ralph Fiennes]] ([[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]) made his directorial debut with a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's ''[[Wikipedia:Coriolanus|Coriolanus]]'', in which he also played the title role.
 
*In 2011 [[Ralph Fiennes]] ([[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]]) made his directorial debut with a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's ''[[Wikipedia:Coriolanus|Coriolanus]]'', in which he also played the title role.
 
*[[J. K. Rowling]] has referred to the [[Harry Potter Encyclopedia]] as "The Scottish Book" which is a reference to Shakespeare's play ''[[wikipedia:Macbeth|Macbeth]]'', which is sometimes referred to as "The Scottish Play". <ref name="J. K. Rowling's Official Site">[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=123 J. K. Rowling's Official Site]</ref>
 
*[[J. K. Rowling]] has referred to the [[Harry Potter Encyclopedia]] as "The Scottish Book" which is a reference to Shakespeare's play ''[[wikipedia:Macbeth|Macbeth]]'', which is sometimes referred to as "The Scottish Play". <ref name="J. K. Rowling's Official Site">[http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=123 J. K. Rowling's Official Site]</ref>
*In the [[1996]] film adaptation of Shakespeare's ''Hamlet'', [[Kenneth Branagh]] ([[Gilderoy Lockhart]]) plays the title character Hamlet, [[Ray Fearon]] ([[Firenze]]) plays Francisco, [[Timothy Spall]] ([[Wormtail]]) plays Rosencrantz, and [[Julie Christie]] ([[Rosmerta]]) plays Gertrude. Branagh, also, was portrays characters in other Shakespeare films -- ''Much Ado About Nothing ''(Benedick) and ''Othello ''(Iago), for example.
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* [[Kenneth Branagh]] ([[Gilderoy Lockhart]]) and [[Emma Thompson]] ([[Sybill Trelawney]]) both appear in Branagh's 1989 adaptation of ''Henry V'', which also features [[Robbie Coltrane]] ([[Rubeus Hagird|Rubeus Hagrid]]) as Falstaff in a cameo appearance.
*In ''Much Ado About Nothing'', [[Emma Thompson]] ([[Sybill Trelawney]]) plays Beatrice, Branagh's on-screen love interest. This is ironic, as Branagh and Thompson were actually married. [[Imelda Staunton]] ([[Dolores Umbridge]]) also makes an appearance in this film.
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*In the [[1996]] film adaptation of Shakespeare's ''Hamlet'', Branagh plays the title character Hamlet, [[Ray Fearon]] ([[Firenze]]) plays Francisco, [[Timothy Spall]] ([[Wormtail]]) plays Rosencrantz, and [[Julie Christie]] ([[Rosmerta]]) plays Gertrude. Branagh, also, was portrays characters in other Shakespeare films -- ''Much Ado About Nothing ''(Benedick) and ''Othello ''(Iago), for example.
*Branagh and Thompson both return in ''Henry V'', which also has [[Robbie Coltrane]] ([[Rubeus Hagird|Rubeus Hagrid]]).
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*In ''Much Ado About Nothing'', Thompson plays Beatrice, Benedick's love interest. This is ironic, as Branagh and Thompson were actually married at the time. [[Imelda Staunton]] ([[Dolores Umbridge]]) also makes an appearance in this film as Margaret.
 
*In the [[1990]] film adaptation of ''Hamlet'', [[Helena Bonham Carter]] ([[Bellatrix Lestrange]]) plays Ophelia.
 
*In the [[1990]] film adaptation of ''Hamlet'', [[Helena Bonham Carter]] ([[Bellatrix Lestrange]]) plays Ophelia.
 
*Both Branagh and Spall return in ''Love's Labour's Lost'', as Berowne and Don Armado respectively.
 
*Both Branagh and Spall return in ''Love's Labour's Lost'', as Berowne and Don Armado respectively.
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ShakespeareWyndham's
William Shakespeare
Biographical information
Born

23 April, 1564
Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Died

23 April, 1616 (aged 52)
Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Blood status

Muggle

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Family information
Family members

Anne Hathaway (wife)

Affiliation
Occupation

Author

Loyalty

England

William Shakespeare (23 April, 156423 April, 1616) was a Muggle poet and playwright who 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's a bust of Shakespeare on the pediment of Wyndham's Theatre, depicting him flanked by muses and cherubs.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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