Shakespeare's Birthdeath Day:
Shakespeare died on April 23, supposedly after getting "porter in Macbeth" drunk with his good mates, Ben Jonson and Michael Drayton. No one knows exactly when Shakespeare was born, but he was christened on April 26. As it stands to reason that lil' Willy was christened three days after birth, it's possible to celebrate Shakespeare's birth and death on the same day.
- Shakespeare Week - going strong. (museumnetworkwarwickshire.wordpress.com)
- Shakespeare scholars unite to see off threat of the 'Bard deniers' (guardian.co.uk)
- Shakespeare 'was a schoolmaster' (bbc.co.uk)
- Bad Bard! (shkspraddict.wordpress.com)