By Melony Roy

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — To tweet or not to tweet. Today, on the 400th anniversary of his death, Shakespeare will live on Twitter’s stage.

A 140 character limit is not stopping Twitter from celebrating the prose and poetry of William Shakespeare.

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The network will mark 400 years since the playwright died with a special emoji and Twitter users are encouraged to tweet their favorite passages using the hashtag Shakespeare Lives.

Some of the most famous and most quoted scenes from Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, and Twelfth Night will be performed in London and live-streamed on Periscope.

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Carmen Kahn, the founder the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater thinks if Shakespeare were alive, he’d be all over social media.

“3,000 people a day came to globe to see his plays and he was always trying to outdo the other playwrights,” Kahn said. “He was popular but also insightful.”

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The theater will be celebrating Shakespeare tonight with a performance of “McBeth.”