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15 Fascinating Shakespeare Facts

This year marks 400 years since the death of the great William Shakespeare, or The Bard of Avon, as he’s commonly known today. One of the most admired poets and playwrights of all time, his plays have been performed on stages across the globe and continue to do so to this day.

Shakespeare’s popularity bloomed after the Romantic period, during Victorian times, with the likes of other popular poets – including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Victor Hugo and Voltaire – being completely awestruck by his talent. This wasn’t limited to the time when he was alive, the Bard continues to be hailed one of the greatest writers in the world – one whose works have been filmed and staged infinite times. 

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