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William Shakespeare
Nationality English
Occupation Playwright
First appearance Woman's Hour Invasion
Last appearance The Shakespeare Sketch
Episode count 1 Special
Played by Unkown Radio Actor, Colin Firth, Hugh Laurie

William Shakespeare was an English playwright and poet during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. He believed strongly in the rights of women, and even started a stage show called "Wemen reclaim the throne." His editor is part of the Blackadder Family.

Behind the Scenes[]

  • Shakespeare is listed as a contributor of dialogue to episodes of The Black Adder, the first series. This is due to some of his real life plays' dialog being parodied.