April 9, EWCS dedicated to the 450th birth anniversary of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), poet, in the series "The World Culture" is to be released into circulation

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) - English poet, influenced on the development of theater. Stage works of Shakespeare are still on the World’s Stage.

The heyday of the poet (1590-1594) is characterized by the early chronicles “Henry VI”, “Richard III”, a tragedy “Titus Andronicus”.

The second Shakespeare’s creative period accounts for 1595-1600. It includes the romantic comedy “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”, “Midsummer Night's Dream”, and also the first mature tragedy “Romeo and Juliet”.

In the third (1600-1608) creative period Shakespeare composed tragedies primarily. It is “Julius Caesar”, “Hamlet”. The pinnacle of the tragedy became “Othello”, “King Lear”, “Macbeth”, “Antony and Cleopatra”.

The works of his last period (1609-1613) are “Cymbeline”, “The Winter's Tale”, The Tempest."

After the death of William Shakespeare his friends had prepared the first complete edition of his works, which included 36 plays.

The envelope with commemorative stamp depicts the composition of the symbols of different areas of art: the lyre, palettes, books, pens, columns of the theater curtain; Portrait of William Shakespeare opposite the manuscript with the names of his works and the medieval landscape are in the background.

Design: A. Sukhinin.
Appearance: A. Yakovlev.
Face value: letter "A".
Circulation: 1 million.

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