Shakespeare at 449

William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 which makes today his 449th birthday.

"Born six years after Queen Elizabeth I had ascended the throne, contemporary with the high period of the English Renaissance, Shakespeare had the good luck to find in the theater of London a medium just coming into its own and an audience, drawn from a wide range of social classes, eager to reward talents of the sort he possessed."¹

There are countless opportunities to discover Shakespeare from direct sources about the man, his writing and his life and times as well as through inspired derivative works.

For now, perhaps it's best to learn to write in blank verse, or talk like Shakespeare, or, throw some Shakespearean flair or Shakespearean insults in to your next conversation.  

Hmmm, from whence might thou begin?

¹ "William Shakespeare." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography In Context. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.