Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy birthday, William Shakespeare

It is the 450th birthday of playwright William Shakespeare, whom scholars consider the greatest writer in the English language. Here are links to a handful of interesting articles about the Bard of Avon, not the least of which is the recent discovery of a dictionary that might have belonged to him. Enjoy!

The Atlantic: Booksellers say they got Shakespeare's Personal Dictionary on eBay
Sydney Morning Herald: Booksellers claim Shakespeare's annotated dictionary
UK Metro: If Shakespeare had Twitter 

The Independent: 50 everyday phrases that came from the Bard  

Huffington Post: Shakespeare at 450

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