Known for his deft use of language—the wordplay, the rhythms, and the rhymes that remain unmatched in their influence and innovation in the history of the English language, William Shakespeare earned the title of the “Immortal Bard” for his words, which are still studied, performed, and enjoyed today. Though some of the details of his life remain unknown, with the man himself shrouded in mystery, we continue to celebrate him every year on April 23, which is observed as his birthday.

Celebrate over four centuries of the bard by checking out poems by Shakespeare, excerpts from his plays, teaching resources, poems inspired by Shakespeare, and books about Shakespeare.

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