Shakespeare! Happy Birthday April 23! 400 years & still in Print! & now Digital!
The New York Times has published a mock obituary for William Shakespeare. The Bard actually died on April 23, 1616 at the age of 52.Here’s an excerpt from the piece: “As long as we wrestle with what it means to be human, Mr. Shakespeare will be our companion and our lodestar. The words of Hamlet serve as a fitting epitaph for his creator: ‘What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! How infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In apprehension how like a god!'”
For the past few weeks, the world has been honoring Shakespeare to recognize the 400th anniversary of his passing. To learn more about the world’s greatest English playwright, click on these links to view infographics on “What Shakespeare Play Should I Read?,” “Shakespeare and Sex,” and “Shakespeare and Religion.”