Shakespeare Day

Shakespeare Day 23rd April

William Shakespeare is hailed as one of the most iconic writers in the English Language and the world’s greatest dramatist. He is popularly called as the “Bard of Avon” since he was born and raised in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. Shakespeare birth date is highly debatable. He is said to have been baptised on April 26, 1564 and born on April 23 which also coincides with his death date. Many fans and enthusiasts across the world celebrate Shakespeare Day on April 23 every year to honour the literary genius, Shakespeare.

Who is William Shakespeare?

Who is William Shakespeare?

William Shakespeare was a renowned English poet, playwright, and actor born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. His birthday is most commonly celebrated on 23 April (see When was Shakespeare born), which is also believed to be the date he died in 1616.

Shakespeare was a prolific writer during the Elizabethan and Jacobean ages of British theatre (sometimes called the English Renaissance or the Early Modern Period). Shakespeare’s plays are perhaps his most enduring legacy, but they are not all he wrote. Shakespeare’s poems also remain popular to this day. 

10 Strange Facts About William Shakespeare

10 Strange Facts About William Shakespeare

English playwright William Shakespeare is by far one of the most famous names in the theatre industry, yet there are still many facts about Shakespeare that would shock and surprise you. Here are 10 strange facts to get you started.

Shakespeare Is Everywhere

Shakespeare Is Everywhere

How often do you quote Shakespeare? It may be more often than you think.

As Christopher Gaze explains in the TED talk many of the phrases and turns of phrases we use everyday originated from the works of Shakespeare.

A Virtual Tour Of The Globe

A Virtual Tour Of The Globe

Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays, in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames.

Click here for a full virtual tour of The Globe Theatre London, home to Shakespeare's theatrical performances.