Happy Birthday William Shakespeare! As ever, Shakespeare's birthday on 23 April triggers a raft of news stories the world over. After careful review, here are my favourite from China, Europe and the US.
- Travel By Numbers: Shakespeare
To mark the Bard's birthday, the travel pages of the Independent reviewed the numbers and locations that influenced the playwright's work.
- Should we care who wrote William Shakespeare's plays?
Shakespeare's birthday is never complete without a quick dip into the Shakespeare authorship debate, this year provided by the Guardian's Mark Lawson.
- Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare
A lovely reminder from the American Thinker on why we should continue to love Shakespeare.
- Controversial Chinese writer plans surgery to look like Shakespeare
The China Post reports the weirdest story of the day: that a Chinese author is planning to spend $153,500 on plastic surgery to look like William Shakespeare.
Please leave links to your own favourite articles that celebrate Shakespeare's birthday.
- How to Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday
- Reader Stories: Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations 2010
- Virtual Tour of Shakespeare's Stratford
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