William Shakespeare
Gender Male
Voice Actors Charles Martinet
First Appearance Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time
Last Appearance
"You're killing me, Burbage! It's to be or not to be! Try again!"

William Shakespeare (April 26, 1564 – April 23, 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.


Shakespeare is trying to teach his actors their lines and rebuild the Globe Theatre in time for the Queen's performance, but his plays have been stolen. The player helps Shakespeare with his rehearsals, while Richard Burbage works on the unfinished wall.

Shakespeare later meets up with Carmen Sandiego during the final chase.


Shakespeare is voiced by Charles Martinet, who is best known for voicing Mario and Luigi from Nintendo's Super Mario Brothers universe.

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