Today is Shakespeare's 400th, a day marking four hundred years since the Bard's death. Fans celebrate and mark this day since his exact birth date is in question.
(If you're a Harry Potter fan, celebrating the day of his death reminds me of Nearly Headless Nick's Deathday Party.)
As do so many, I adore Shakespeare's poetry and plays. My absolute favorite play is King Lear, but I love so many others as well: Hamlet, Macbeth, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Julius Caesar, Henry IV, and Richard III.
I just realized there is only one romance in that list and even it ends in death, ha ha...that's pretty dark. Oops.
There are still quite a few I haven't read--all the more reason to keep spending money on books!
Happy 400th, William Shakespeare!
Which Shakespeare play is your favorite?