Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with these fabulous Arthur Rackham illustrations from the 1909 Charles and Mary Lamb “Tales of Shakespeare”. Romeo and Juliet image credit: Arthur Rackham [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Arthur Rackham was born in Lewisham in 1867. At the age of 17, he was sent on an ocean voyage to Australia to improve…… Continue reading Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with these lovely illustrations.
Historians believe Shakespeare was born on 23rd April in 1564. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust explains why April 23rd is deemed to be Shakespeare’s birthday. The town of Stratford upon Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, has celebrated his birthday for over two hundred years on the nearest Saturday to 23rd April. Did Shakespeare have a birthday cake? Maybe…… Continue reading Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!