As you may know, April 23rd is William Shakespeare’s birthday!
(It’s also his death day, but I’d rather celebrate his coming into the world.)
I consider Will Shakespeare a personal hero and favorite writer. Not only did he coin lots of words and phrases, have beautiful word choice, and write great stories, he also had a great understanding of human nature. That’s why his characters and plays resonate with us today. Want to study how power corrupts people? He wrote a few plays about that. How women can operate in a mans’ world? He did that, too. How to win over the one you love—or how not to? He’s got you covered.
I also have some personal connections to Will Shakespeare. My mother was an English major and major Shakespeare fan, and I grew up hearing stories and devouring plays and books, etc. with her. My husband and I met at a production of Much Ado About Nothing—he was an actor and I was working backstage. Soyou could say Will is a big part of my life.
Here are a few links to Shakespeare-related websites for your enjoyment. Some of them are on social media, too—the sites will give you that information as well.