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Famous People of America




In the history of Great Britain there are a lot of famous names. She

name of William Shakespeare is one of them.


William Shakespeare, the great English poet and dramatist, was born in

the town of stradford -on-Avon.


There were no theatres in England then. Groups of actors traveled fown

showing performances in the street. Sometimes actors came to

stradford-on-Avon. The boy went to see all their show and Tired them

very. He wanted to became an actor. Sometimes he wrote little plays and

staged them with his friends.


When he twenty one, William Went to London. There he joined a group of

actors. At fist he only helped actors and then began wring plays for



Soon shakespeares plays were staged more and more and became famous.

The theatre where he worked was called Ihe Globe. St became the first

professinal theatre.


Everyone rnows Shakespeares plays. The most famous of them are

Othello, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear. Thakespeare

showed the real life and attitudes between people.


Love and death, friendship and treason, devotion and lie are the main

Ideas of plays. Ihakespeares woers will always be interesting for all





John Constable, the of the greatest landscape painters, was born in

sufford, June 11, 1776. He was the son of a wealthy miller.


He began to take interest in landscape painting while he was at grammar

school. His father did not favour art as profession. As a boy Constable

Worked almost sevetly, painting in the cottage of an amateur painter.

His kun artistic interest was such that hit his father allowed him to

visit London in 1795, Where he began to study panting. In 1799 Constable

entered the Royde Academy School in London. He was the first landscape

painter who considered that every painter should make his sretches

direct from nature, that is, working in the open air.


Constables art developed slowey. He tried to make his living by

portraits. He heart was never in this and he achieved no popularity.

Constable was a realist. He put into his landscape cattle, horses, the

people working there. He put the smiling meadows, the sparkle of the

sun on rain, or the stormy and uncertain clouds.


The most notable works of Constable are Flatford Mile, The White

Hose, The hay Wain and ot hers.


In England Constable never received the recoghition that he felt he was

due. The French were the firet to acclaim Costable publiely. His

influence upon foreign painting scnools has been powerful. Constable may

truly be considered the father of modern landscape painting.




OHenry real name was William Sydney Sydney Rorter. He was born in

Greensboro, a little town in North Carolina in 1862.


OHenry is one of the mo9st widele published American au thors/ His

works have been tfanslated into nearly every language. He has been

called the American Maupassant and is ranked among the Worlds

outstanding short story Writers. She best of these Were published in

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