The Bard's language was so pithy and ahead of its time that it still peppers our everyday speech Shakespeare is celebrated as a great playwright who bequeathed us a rich gallery of characters and an unparalleled
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we are providing Telegraph readers with the chance to see an amazing range of shows, events and attractions, all linking back to the himself.
“How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night, Like softest music to attending ears!” Shakespeare’s star-cross’d lovers have inspired composers for centuries, but there’s still nothing to quite match
Photograph: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian Simon Manyonda, John Lightbody and Rebecca Scroggs in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Filter at the Lyric Hammersmith in 2012. 84 image/jpeg http://media.guim.co.uk/85d54e0ce5159c0aa86d6e23bcca52bf4c41203d/100_422_4016_2410/140.jpg
Thinker, lover, father, King’s man … to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, great writers explore different sides of Shakespeare. Beginning a week-long series, James Shapiro reveals why his