William Shakespeare was an Earth English poet and playwright during the 16th and 17th centuries. His works are considered amongst the greatest in the English language.

Akharin owned a Shakespeare first folio, amongst other priceless items. (TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah")

Carnelians in Starfleet used names taken from characters in Shakespeare's plays. (TOSS)

By the late 23rd century, Shakespeare's works had spread to the Klingon Empire and were translated into tlhIngan Hol. Beyond just adapting his works into their own language, the Klingons adopted the Bard himself as one of their own. It was often noted that one "has not experienced Shakespeare until [one has] read him in the original Klingon." (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

USS Cantabrian Captain Noah Wrightson kept a volume of works by Shakespeare in his ready room in the 24th century. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Catalyst, Part One")

As a child and young man, USS Pendragon Captain Timothy Sinclair read a variety of works, including Shakespeare, during his time at the Enclave. (Star Trek: Pendragon)

The USS Prometheus's dedication plaque bore a quote from Shakespeare. (Star Trek: Prometheus)

The Andorian crewman Thalek quoted Shakespeare to Myra Elbrey, a Betazoid, during a counseling session in 2378. (Star Trek: Hidden Frontier: "Coward's Death")

In 2382, during the negotiation the resulted in the Romulan Star Empire entering the Coalition War on the Federation's side, Romulan Commander Takaram quoted Henry V. He went on to comment on how the Klingons are obsessed with Shakespeare. (Star Trek: Pioneer: "Dawn")

Klingon Brigadier General Uth'ryc was a great devotee of Shakespeare's works, and named his greatest command the IKS MhaQ'Beth after one of his favorite plays. (IKS MhaQ'Beth: Hearts of Olden Glory)

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