William Shakespeare is the England's most famous playwright and poet. He wrote some comedies, tragedies and history plays, among which Macbeth, Hamlet, The Tempest and As You Like it. His plays have been translated many languages across the world, and are still performed and studied today.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge is born in 1772. He was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian. With his friend William Wordsworth, he founded the Romantic movement in England.
Winston Churchill is born in 1874. He is a British statesman and aristocrat who served as Prime Minister during the Second World War. He is also known as a talented writer and painter, and was awarded the Nobel Prize of Literature in 1953.
Virginia Woolf was an English novelist who wrote many "modernist classics" like Mrs Dalloway (1925) or To the Light House (1928). In her work, she created a new writing style: "the stream of consciousness" and she dealt with many issues like feminism, madness and homosexuality.
Tennessee Williams is an American playwright and poet whose most famous plays A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof focus on lonely characters whose essential flaw is to be too different to fit in society. Most of his plays also dramatize the dilemma between individual aspirations and social expectations.