Four hundred years after his death, which occurred on this day in 1616, fans of William Shakespeare are finding myriad ways to be or not to be celebrating his life.
By Kamala Kelkar
It’s now one of only 234 known copies in the world, hidden for more than 100 years in the library at Mount Stuart, a vast estate on the Isle of Bute in Scotland. The “First Folio” is 36 of William…
By Lorna Baldwin
After William Shakespeare died, on this date in 1616, his contemporary, Ben Jonson, wrote that “He was not of an age, but for all time.” Johnson was spot on.
By Anya van Wagtendonk
“To be, or not to be” could have been the perfect start to a rap song. Some have even called Shakespeare the original rapper, his use of iambic pentameter the first dropped beat. So, it seems fitting that when comparing…
By Colleen Shalby
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