SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY.

An interesting take on one of the greatest playwrights toever live.

the itinerant reader

SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY.

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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Author: RSGullett

R. S. Gullett is a proud alumni of Stephen F. Austin State University and currently teaches United States history at a community college in Houston, Texas. As a historian, he loves to mingle the historical with the fantastical and places an emphasis on faith in all his writing. His faith in Jesus Christ is very important to him and this often becomes evident in his writing. He is not perfect, nor does he pretend to be; but hopes that sharing his faith might inspire others to give their hearts to Christ. He and his wife currently live in Houston, Texas.