In Memory of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s birthday is traditionally celebrated today, 23rd April; he was born in the year 1564.*

His actual date of birth cannot be substantiated as back then, births were not formally registered and Birth Certificates were not produced. As it was customary for Elizabethan parents to baptise their children three days after their birth – there is record of Shakespeare’s baptism, dated 26th, at the Holy Trinity Parish Church in Stratford, England – his birthday has been guessed.

Incidentally, Shakespeare died on this very date – on 23rd April, 1616.

Sunset over Venice Beach

There was a star danced, and under that I was born ~ Much Ado About Nothing

The sun disappears. As seen from the Cadillac Hotel, Venice Beach

* http://www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/william-shakespeare-born.htm

20 thoughts on “In Memory of Shakespeare

  1. How bizarre that he died on the same day as he was born πŸ™‚

    The full name of the place is Stratford upon Avon, it’s a beautiful place πŸ™‚ If you say only Startford, people associate it with a place in East London (at least Londoners will) – Stratford – London borough of Newham, not the nicest place to be, but the Olympic park is being built around this area so it’s up coming and developing πŸ™‚

    Lovely sunset πŸ˜€

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