Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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William Shakespeare
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The time-span between William Shakespeare’s entrance onto and exit from the world’s stage was 52 years, yet the events, significance and consequences of these five or so decades have been discussed for centuries since. Much has been claimed for the man from Stratford, the actor, the poet, the Bard; the genius.

The debate begins over Shakespeare’s exact date of birth. William Oldys’ assertion in the 18th century that Shakespeare was b…

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Shah, Nabila, “William Shakespeare”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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