William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. He is frequently called England's national poet and the "Bard ofAvon". His extant works, including some cooperation, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and some other verses,
than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare did not attend university,Which was common for the time. University instruction was Allowed for wealthy sons of the elite, and also then, largely merely those who needed to become clergymen. The numerous classical and literary references in Shakespeare's plays are a testament, however, to the excellent education he received in grammar school. Even more impressiveThan Shakespeare's formal education is the abundance of knowledge that is general, he displays in his work. His vocabulary transcends that of any other EnglishWriter with a huge margin.