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(A reenactment of a swordfight between two of Shakespeare's characters, Hamlet and Mercutio, today at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Free Library of Philadelphia Fêtes Shakespeare on His 450th Birthday

To punctuate a program titled “The Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450,” the Free Library teamed up with the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre for a birthday party with cake, jugglers, and action sequences.

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(Banners announcing the Shakespeare 450th anniversary celebration on the facade of the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Free Library Marking 450th Year Since Shakespeare’s Birth

The Free Library of Philadelphia has kicked off the “Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450.”

01/08/2014

(credit:  Mustafa Ozer/Getty Images)

Many Famous Authors Born In November

From William Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss, many of the world’s finest writers were born in November.

11/04/2013

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Making Shakespeare Come Alive

Philadelphia’s Artist-in-Residency program for high school students, includes hands-on activities addressing the literary and performance aspects of Shakespeare’s plays.

06/04/2012

("Anonymous" stars Rhys Ifans as the Earl of Oxford.)

Home Video Report: ‘Anonymous,’ A Shakespeare Speculation, Comes to DVD

Did another author actually write Shakespeare’s works? “Anonymous,” from 2011, had a view on the topic.

02/08/2012

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

LaSalle Shakespeare Scholar Discusses New Movie ‘Anonymous’

William Shakespeare was not Rodney Dangerfield, but sometimes the Bard gets no respect, no respect at all. A new movie is the latest platform for the argument that all those great plays were written by somebody else.

11/05/2011