Thursday, April 23, 2009
Happy birthday, William Shakespeare!
[Picture: the Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare.] Today is the day traditionally observed as Shakespeare's birthday. See this Wikipedia article for an overview of Shakespeare's life and work. Generally considered to be the greatest writer in the English language, and one of the greatest writers in world literature. A collection of his works may be found online here. Shakespeare, interestingly enough, isn't simply revered by English teachers, his works have found a warm home in Germany, where his plays are widely translated and he is affectionately referred to as "unser Wilhelm" ("our William").