It's Jonson who coins "the Swan of Avon" ie the declaration that the author of the First Folio is from Stratfordand it's Jonson who declares that he is "for all time" and then claims him as "MY Shakespeare".
Without their efforts, since Shakespeare was apparently not interested in publication, many of the plays would not have survived. Shakespeare is also supposed to have taken his revenge on Lucy by writing a scurrilous ballad about him. Inrival dramatist Robert Greene made a deathbed attack on the "conceit" of the "upstart crow" from the provinces who considered himself "the onely Shake-scene".
His works span tragedy, comedy, and historical works, both in poetry and prose. Dean, Shakespeare: Modern Essays in Criticism ; rev. All's Well That Ends Well is a romantic comedy with qualities that seem bitter to many critics; like other plays of the period, by Shakespeare and by his contemporaries, it presents sexual relations between men and women in a harsh light.
Main article: Life of William Shakespeare Early life William Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespearean alderman and a successful glover glove-maker originally from Snitterfieldand Mary Ardenthe daughter of an affluent landowning farmer.
In other words, they argued, just one person was the main author of both the Marlowe and Shakespeare canons. But his influence did not stop at just the arts - the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud used Hamlet as the foundation for many of his theories on human nature, and his influence can be felt in painting and opera as well, particularly from the operas of Giuseppe Verdi and the whole community of Romantic and Pre-Raphaelite painters.
This story, among others, are solely entertainment and are not considered as part of the canon that makes up the playwright's personal life.