Posted on April 23, 2024 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It's often assumed that today marks the day that, in 1564, William Shakespeare was born.

And even if that's not correct, it's a day on which we celebrate the Bard's contribution to English literature.

Here are a few new posts from the literary world on Shakespeare ...

  • New research argues that at least one contemporary had doubts that "Shakespeare" was an actual person (The Guardian).

  • Tourists flock to the British town of Stratford-upon-Avon to see buildings known as Shakespeare's Birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, but these claims to fame rely on a bit of conjecture (The New York Times).

  • We know Shakespeare well from his plays, but his first published work was actually a poem titled "Venus and Adonis" (JSTOR Daily).

  • Read an excerpt of Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent by actress Judi Dench and actor/director Brendan O’Hea (Literary Hub).

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