SALT LAKE CITY — William Shakespeare was born 455 years ago today, or so historians believe. April 23 is also the 403rd anniversary of his death.
Social media users around the globe have flocked together to celebrate the great playwright, poet and Bard of Avon on his birth and death day.
Here are a few of the best tweets celebrating the bard’s day.
Happy birthday, Shakespeare. pic.twitter.com/A12qINrlnQ— The YUNiversity (@The_YUNiversity) April 23, 2019
Shakespeare died 403 years ago today.— Hillary Monahan (@HillaryMonahan) April 23, 2019
In celebration of his life, I will go yell at the skull of an old friend and consult with witches on a mountainside.
Shakespeare was likely born #onthisday in 1564 – he also died on this day in 1616— British Museum (@britishmuseum) April 23, 2019
This engraving was first made for the First Folio, published in 1623 – it may be one of the earliest portraits of the Bard https://t.co/NNpi0sr37T #ShakespeareDay pic.twitter.com/ekiL2ZyxQF
16 phrases you use without realising you’re quoting Shakespeare. Can you work them all out? Bonus points if you can name the play they originated from! #shakespearesbirthday pic.twitter.com/steq9luWqf— juliet (@julietmusical) April 23, 2019
Will's words. It's estimated that Shakespeare contributed 1,700 words or phrases to the modern English language. How many of these do you recognise?— GREAT Britain (@GREATBritain) April 23, 2019
Mum's the word.
Break the ice.
A wild goose chase.#Shakespearesbirthday #CultureIsGREAT pic.twitter.com/DN3F4OImDI