Shakespeare: 400 Years

Today is April 23, 2016, AKA 400 years since William Shakespeare died. I don’t know about you, but I think this is a big deal. So far I have only read two plays by Shakespeare (Macbeth and Hamlet) and I love his writing. Many people my age dislike having to read his work in literature classes and discussing what their underlying meanings are. However, I fell in love with Shakespeare’s writing when reading Hamlet in my British Literature class last year. Maybe it was my teacher’s enthusiasm when it came to reading Hamlet, or maybe it was watching Kenneth Branagh’s 1996 film, but I couldn’t get enough.

So, knowing it has been 400 years since Shakespeare passed away feels like a big deal to me. Therefore I decided I’d share some of my favorite quotes from him and his plays, so you can understand why I love his writing, specifically Hamlet. Continue reading