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Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream: William Shakespeare's plays and poetry have inspired everything from artwork to movie adaptations. Find out which composers took inspiration from the great playwright, creating some brilliant classical music in its own right.
Elgar's symphonic poem portrays Sir John Falstaff from Shakespeare's Henry IV parts 1 and 2. It's not to be confused with Verdi's Falstaff character, taken from The Merry Wives of Windsor.
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