Shakespearean

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Shakespearean (comparative more Shakespearean, superlative most Shakespearean)

  1. Of or pertaining to, characteristic of, associated with, or suggestive of William Shakespeare (an English playwright), his works, or his authorship.
    The influence of Shakespearean works extends well into the modern era, even to such unlikely places as Star Trek. Indeed, Patrick Stewart is a famed Shakespearean actor. who has commented on the connection between the two on several occasions.
  2. Derivative of Shakespeare's works or authorship.
  3. Composed of Shakespearean sonnets.

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Shakespearean (plural Shakespeareans)

  1. A scholar of the works of Shakespeare.
  2. A person trained to act in Shakespeare's plays.