Apr 25, 4:56 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 04/23/19 AT 6:30 AM April 23 marks the 455th birth anniversary of famed poet and playwright William Shakespeare. Incidentally, since historians believe he died in 1616, on the same date as his birthday, it also marks the 403th death anniversary of the bard.Shakespeare produced an estimated 37 plays during his lifetime. Some of his most popular works include great tragedies such as “Hamlet,” “Macbeth,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “King Lear,” and comedies like “Measure For Measure,” “As You Like It,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”A number of the quotes from those plays and others have become immortal in popular culture. Here are a few of them, courtesy Brainy Quote, as the world celebrates Shakespeare.“All the world's a stage, and all the men and … [Read more...] about William Shakespeare Birthday: Quotes From The Bard’s Famous Works
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WITH William Shakespeare Week kicking off this week, festivities for the bard are in full swing around the UK. But when exactly was the legendary playwright born and how does his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon mark his birthday? What is Shakespeare Week? Shakespeare Week runs from March 18-24, 2019. It's a national annual celebration giving primary school aged children the opportunity to enjoy Shakespeare's works. Workshops, plays and tours are available across the country. Find out more at their website www.shakespeareweek.org.uk When is Shakespeare's birthday? The exact date is unknown but it is most often celebrated on April 23, the same date he died aged 52. We do know that he was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1565. His baptism is recorded in the Parish Register at Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday, April 26, 1564. These usually took place within three days of birth, according to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust How does Stratford-upon-Avon celebrate Shakespeare's … [Read more...] about What is Shakespeare Week, what are some of his best quotes and what are his most famous plays?
Cathy Free, The Washington Post Published 6:36 am PDT, Thursday, March 14, 2019 In the early 1600s, butchers, tanners and other commoners all paid a penny - often almost an entire day's wages - to join the masses in watching one of Shakespeare's plays at London's Globe Theatre. They were called groundlings because they stood on the ground while wealthier patrons sat higher in the stands. Today at Shakespeare's Globe in London - the iconic theater was rebuilt next to the original site - cheap seats cost about $8 (still considered a bargain), while well-heeled patrons will fork over up to about $70 each for gallery seats. Meghan Freebeck, an advocate for the homeless in San Francisco, visited the theater in 2017 and later got an idea: Shakespeare should be for all. Since the homeless generally don't go to live theater, maybe she could bring Shakespeare to the homeless. While her life's work is helping people living on the streets get medical care, housing and groceries, … [Read more...] about California woman brings Shakespeare to the homeless
WILLIAM Shakespeare is arguably the greatest playwright to ever live - and deserves to have his birthday celebrated accordingly. But when is it - and how does his proud home town of Stratford-upon-Avon mark the big day. When is Shakespeare's birthday? The exact date is unknown but it is most often celebrated on April 23, the same date he died aged 52. We do know that he was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1565. His baptism is recorded in the Parish Register at Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday, April 26, 1564. These usually took place within three days of birth, according to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. How does Stratford-upon-Avon celebrate Shakespeare's birthday? Unsurprisingly, his home went all out in celebrating the famous writer's 454th birthday with a parade and city-wide carnival. It included live street theatre and music, vintage singers, street food and craft demonstrations across the weekend, according to local media. On Sunday, the head boy of … [Read more...] about When was Shakespeare born, how is The Bard celebrated in Stratford upon Avon and what are some of his best quotes?