23rd April is a busy day. Besides being St George’s Day here in England, and the day of Sant Jordi in Catalonia, it’s also Shakespeare’s birthday, the anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes, World Book Day and UN English Language Day 2015. That’s a lot to pack into one day… Are you celebrating … Read more
Today is the official anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. (23rd April is also the day he died, but let’s not dwell on that.) For those of us who speak English every day, we often forget, or don’t realise, how many of the words and phrases we use come from the works of Shakespeare. Of course we … Read more
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Last Monday, 23rd April, was the 448th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, and marked the launch of Globe to Globe, a series of Shakespeare’s plays performed over six weeks in 37 different languages at the Globe Theatre on London’s South Bank. On Monday, Troilus and Cressida was performed in Maori by New Zealand’s … Read more