HAPPY BIRTHDAY WILL!
TODAY is the 448th Birthday of who many people, including me, think is the best writer to have ever lived, William Shakespeare.
William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, and became one of the most influential playwrights in the world. He was born in a London suburb called Stratford-Upon-Avon, married Anne Hathaway at age 18, and later had twins named Hamnet and Judith, as well as an older girl named Susanna. Shakespeare moved to London around the turn of the century and became a playwright, one who quickly became the talk of London, even performing for the queen.
Shakespeare wrote thirty seven plays and many sonnets and longer poems, which were collected by his friends after his death in what is referred to as the First Folio. Shakespeare died on his birthday, April 23rd, 1616, but his work will most likely live on forever.
The words of The Bard continue to shape our cultures and our worlds today, inspiring us and making us laugh and cry. He was a genius, and I wish him a very happy birthday today.
"Look, he is winding up the watch of his wit
By and by it will strike"
"Et tu, Brute?"
"If music be the food of love, play on"
"Be not afraid of greatness:
Some are born great, some achieve greatness,
and some have greatness thrust upon 'em"
"A jest's prosperity lies in the ear of him that hears it,
Never in the tongue of him that makes it"