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Long Live William Shakespeare

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

Statue of William Shakespeare in Leicester Square Gardens.
Statue of William Shakespeare

Some historians thinks that William Shakespeare was born #onthisday 23rd of April in 1564. It is also the same day he died in 1616.

The Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, was an English poet, playwright and actor, commonly dubbed the greatest English writer in world literature; he is considered to be England's national poet.

Shakespeare wrote around thirty-eight plays, two poems and 154 sonnets.

Some of his well-known works include Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Two Gentleman of Verona.

If you go to Leicester Square, visit the Leicester Square Gardens. You will see the Statue of William Shakespeare in the centre of the garden.

This marble statue of Shakespeare, sculpted by Giovanni Fontana, is actually a copy of the original memorial in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.

📍Leicester Square, London WC2H 7DE

The nearest station is Leicester Square Underground Station. 🚆

if you want to find more hidden literary gems in London visit our Writer's Path Map 👈⁠ ⁠

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