This is a wonderful post on Shakespeare!

the itinerant reader


According to the church register, William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, and died on the same day in 1616. Stratford-on-Avon, his birthplace, is carefully preserved, with his house still standing, with numerous reminders of the most famous playwright of all times. Shakespeare’s house, Ann Hathaway’s cottage, Shakespeare Bank, hostelry, souvenir and bookshop, gardens and statues. If someone is still in doubt whether Shakespeare existed at all, Stratford is the place to visit. The whole atmosphere is pervaded by the immortal spirit. Modern children may find it difficult to understand that the modest old building they see is the actual house where the Bard lived, it is not an artifact. The surrounding garden may have been the one where the family used to sit on a summer’s day. Shakespeare is credited with not only writing 36 plays, 154 Sonnets and several poems; he is considered to be…

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