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My dream as a youngster was to be like Olivier. To be a great stage actor. To be a great Shakespearean actor. To me that is the Olympics of acting.
Armand Assante

Meaning of "Shakespearean" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHAKESPEAREAN

Shakespearean  [ʃeɪkˈspɪərɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHAKESPEAREAN

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adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shakespearean can act as a noun and an adjective.
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WHAT DOES SHAKESPEAREAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Shakespearean

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (/ˈʃeɪkspɪər/; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613 at age 49, where he died three years later.

Definition of Shakespearean in the English dictionary

The definition of Shakespearean in the dictionary is of, relating to, or characteristic of Shakespeare or his works. Other definition of Shakespearean is a student of or specialist in Shakespeare's works.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHAKESPEAREAN


Adlerian
ædˈlɪərɪən
Algerian
ælˈdʒɪərɪən
Cancerian
kænˈsɪərɪən
Cimmerian
sɪˈmɪərɪən
criterion
kraɪˈtɪərɪən
Hanoverian
ˌhænəˈvɪərɪən
Hesperian
hɛˈspɪərɪən
Hyperion
haɪˈpɪərɪən
Iberian
aɪˈbɪərɪən
Illyrian
ɪˈlɪərɪən
Liberian
laɪˈbɪərɪən
Nigerian
naɪˈdʒɪərɪən
Popperian
pɒˈpɪərɪən
presbyterian
ˌprɛzbɪˈtɪərɪən
Shakespearian
ʃeɪkˈspɪərɪən
Siberian
saɪˈbɪərɪən
Sumerian
suːˈmɪərɪən
therian
ˈθɪərɪən
trans-Siberian
trænzsaɪˈbɪərɪən
Wagnerian
vɑːɡˈnɪərɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHAKESPEAREAN

Shakers
Shakespeare
Shakespearean sonnet
Shakespeareana
Shakespearian
shakeup
Shakhty
shakier
shakiest
shakily
shakiness
shaking palsy
shako
Shakta
Shakti
Shaktism
Shaktist

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHAKESPEAREAN

Briarean
Caesarean
Cesarean
Delawarean
Ecuadorean
empyrean
epicurean
Eritrean
Hyperborean
Korean
nectarean
North Korean
Pythagorean
rean
Salvadorean
Singaporean
South Korean
Tartarean
Taurean
Terpsichorean

Synonyms and antonyms of Shakespearean in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Shakespearean» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHAKESPEAREAN

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The translations of Shakespearean from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Shakespearean» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

莎士比亚
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

shakesperiana
570 millions of speakers

English

Shakespearean
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शेक्सपियर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شكسبير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

шекспировский
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

shakespeariano
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শেক্সপীয়ারের
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Shakespeare
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Shakespearean
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Shakespeare
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シェークスピアの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

셰익스피어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Shakespearean
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Shakespeare
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஷேக்ஸ்பியர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शेक्सपियरचे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Shakespeare
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

shakespeariano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szekspirowski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

шекспірівський
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

shakespeariană
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σαιξπηρική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Shakespeare
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Shakespeare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Shakespeare
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Shakespearean

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHAKESPEAREAN»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Shakespearean

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10 QUOTES WITH «SHAKESPEAREAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Shakespearean.
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Riz Ahmed
I like the idea of being caught between things, always being a bit of an outsider, having an outside eye on things - almost like a Shakespearean fool.
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Armand Assante
My dream as a youngster was to be like Olivier. To be a great stage actor. To be a great Shakespearean actor. To me that is the Olympics of acting.
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Andrew Coyle Bradley
In Shakespearean tragedy the main source of the convulsion which produces suffering and death is never good: good contributes to this convulsion only from its tragic implication with its opposite in one and the same character.
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Andrew Coyle Bradley
In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy.
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Andrew Coyle Bradley
A Shakespearean tragedy as so far considered may be called a story of exceptional calamity leading to the death of a man in high estate. But it is clearly much more than this, and we have now to regard it from another side.
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Harry Connick, Jr.
Singers, like Frank Sinatra and myself, we interpret the songs that we like. Not unlike a Shakespearean actor that goes back to the greatest words ever written, we go back to the greatest songs and bring about my interpretation of them.
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Timothy Dalton
It's horrid to be called a Shakespearean actor because that's incredibly limiting, and we love acting. We like telling stories; anything that excites us we want to be a part of. Science fiction is fun, too!
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Glen Duncan
Cheney, Rumsfeld - they were Shakespearean in their attitude of impunity.
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Nancy Grace
I majored in Shakespearean studies at a very tiny school in Georgia.
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Harvey Korman
Then I got out of the service, and I was going to be a Shakespearean actor.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHAKESPEAREAN»

Discover the use of Shakespearean in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Shakespearean and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Shakespearean Tragedy and Gender
"... an important volume for scholar and student alike, and a tribute to the enduring contributions of its authors." —Renaissance Quarterly "These thought-provoking essays run the gamut of feminist criticism on tragedy." —Shakespeare ...
Shirley Nelson Garner, Madelon Sprengnether, 1996
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Music in Shakespearean Tragedy
When originally published this book was the first to treat at full length the contribution which music makes to Shakespeare's great tragedies, among them Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. Here the playwright's practices are studied in
F W Sternfeld, 2013
3
Lighting the Shakespearean Stage, 1567 - 1642
In Lighting the Shakespearean Stage, 1567–1642, R. B. Graves examines the lighting of early modern English drama from both historical and aesthetic perspectives.
Robert B. Graves, 1999
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Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage: Boy Heroines and ...
A vital addition to the growing body of literature, this book is the most in-depth and historically contextual study to date of Shakespeare's uses of the heroine in male disguise--man-playing-woman-playing-man--in all its theatrical and ...
Michael Shapiro, 1996
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Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy ...
Examines Shakespeare's plays in terms of Elizabethan society, analyzes exorcism, cross-dressing, colonial propaganda, and the law, and discusses Shakespeare's cultural influences
Stephen Greenblatt, 1988
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Fantasies of Female Evil: The Dynamics of Gender and Power ...
Focusing on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, and The Winter's Tale and drawing on early modern historical texts and documents such as Juan Luis Vives' The Instruction of a Christian Woman, Barnabe ...
Cristina León Alfar, 2003
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Humoring the Body: Emotions and the Shakespearean Stage
In Humoring the Body, Gail Kern Paster proposes a new way to read the emotions of the early modern stage so that contemporary readers may recover some of the historical particularity in early modern expressions of emotional self-experience.
Gail Kern Paster, 2010
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Costuming the Shakespearean Stage: Visual Codes of ...
Robert Lublin's new study considers royal proclamations, religious writings, paintings, woodcuts, plays, historical accounts, sermons, and legal documents to investigate what Shakespearean actors actually wore in production and what ...
Robert I. Lublin, 2011
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy
What. is. a. Shakespearean. tragedy? Colin Burrow Aristotle (384—322 BC) defined tragedy as 'a mime'sis of a high, complete action . . . in speech pleasurably enhanced . . . in dramatic, not narrative form, effecting through pity and fear the ...
Claire McEachern, 2013
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Shakespearean Tragedy
In This Book Bradley Approaches The Major Tragedies Of Shakespeare Through An Extended Study Of The Characters, Who Were Presented As Personalities Independent Of Their Place In The Plays.
A.C. Bradley, 1905

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHAKESPEAREAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Shakespearean is used in the context of the following news items.
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Shakespearean theater makes its final bow at 54th annual Utah …
The outdoor, Old Globe-style Adams Shakespearean Theatre takes its final bow this season at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City. (Courtesy.) ... «Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jun 15»
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Shakespeare's 'lost child' makes rare appearance in London
"It's a Shakespearean play that you are unlikely to have seen before. You can put yourself in the position of how the original Jacobean audience would have ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
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Scarlett Johansson: 'Avengers' is Shakespearean
London: Scarlett Johansson thinks 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is Shakespearean. The 30-year-old actress, who reprises her role as Black Widow in the latest ... «Mid-Day, May 15»
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Arthur Miller classic takes center-stage in Shakespeare's hometown
This year marks the centenary of Miller's birth and, as with Shakespeare, his writing ... It is no coincidence that Sher, a renowned Shakespearean actor, will play ... «Reuters UK, Apr 15»
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Exclusive cover reveal of new Shakespeare 'Star Wars' prequel parody
The best-selling Shakespearean "Star Wars" parodies continue with "William Shakespeare's The Clone Army Attacketh: Star Wars Part the Second." CNET doth ... «CNET, Mar 15»
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Shakespearean Rhapsody connects young audiences with …
How's this for a challenge: present three Shakespeare classics—a comedy, a tragedy, and a romance—in an hour. With four actors. For an audience ranging ... «Straight.com, Feb 15»
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Dame Helen Mirren pays tribute to Shakespearean actor Alan …
His agents said the actor, a stalwart of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), "died peacefully in hospital" on Saturday after a bout of pneumonia last month. «Telegraph.co.uk, Feb 15»
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Jared Leto Talks Playing the 'Nearly Shakespearean' Joker in …
Next year will see not only the world's finest superheroes throwing down in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but also the wildest villains of the DCU making ... «ComingSoon.net, Feb 15»
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Sons of Anarchy finale “a brutal Shakespearean epic”
It is a brutal Shakespearean epic finale that will be total madness. Q: Kurt Sutter is known for his body count. So no one was expecting a high survival rate. «Toronto Star, Dec 14»
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Will Ferrell Attached to Shakespearean Theater Comedy …
Based on an original idea developed internally at Mosaic and currently untitled, the comedy centers around the intense, competitive world inside a ... «Variety, Dec 14»

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