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Who was Shakespeare?
Did Shakespeare really exist?
Shakespeare the playwright
Shakespeare the actor
Shakespeare the poet
Shakespeare's words
Shakespearean insults

 
Picture credit: John Tramper Shakespeare's words

Shakespeare himself invented around 2,000 new words.

Many of today's well-used phrases are also believed to have been coined by the playwright.

These include:

  • flesh and blood
  • cruel to be kind
  • vanish into thin air
  • the game is up
  • tower of strength


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