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Happy 450th birthday, William Shakespeare

Here’s a reminder that Shakespeare is still powerful, and resonant, more than 400 years after he wrote his works. Romeo + Juliet: When it came out, I told my kids I didn’t know if they would be allowed to see it, because it’s so violent and intense. They loved it.

And I love Shakespeare¬†more and more with every passing year. Happy birthday, Bill. Here’s a cake. Take a deep breath and blow. Out, out, brief candle!

Enjoy.

Shakespeare knocks ’em dead

And I thought The Walking Dead was gory. Here’s a list of deaths and murders in Shakespeare’s tragedies, infographic style.

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(Via Tage Des Lesen)