William Shakespeare was born at Stratford-on-Avon in England on April 23rd April 1564. His father was John Shakespeare , a businessman. William was the greatest English writer and the most famous playwright. He was an actor his own in his own plays. William wife was Anne Hathaway. 

   They has three daughters and a son. William wrote many plays and beautiful poetry. Many of his plays are still still being acted all over the world. 

   William plays consisted of tragedies were Romeo and Juliet, King Lear of Hamlet. Julius Caesar and Richard II were historical plays. The winter's Tale and The Tempest were comedies. These plays are very popular among schools in Sri Lanka. Many of them are acted at Inter-School Drama Competitions even today. Some of william's play have been translated into Sinhala.