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Marking the 450th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s Birth

For more photos from the sites of William’s Shakespeare life, explore the Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Globe Theater and Shakespeare’s Grave location pages.

Every year at the end of April, a celebration of the life and works of the great playwright William Shakespeare takes place in the market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare was born there in 1564 and cultural celebrations in Stratford’s streets, with entertainers, street performers and traditional Morris dancers, go back hundreds of years.

From his plays to his sonnets, Shakespeare’s extensive works have produced a legacy of characters, ideas, histories and, of course, words—it is thought he contributed more than 2,000 to the English language. His plays are a staple on many school curriculums, and continue to be reinterpreted on stage, rewritten in fiction and retold on screen.

The man himself is still very much a mystery and few details exist about his private life. Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway with whom he bore three children, before relocating to London to pursue his acting and writing career. He died at the age of 52 on April 23, 1616—a date which fell very near to his birthday in the same month (the exact date is unknown).

This year marks the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and, on Saturday, a special procession will take place in Stratford, ending with celebrants laying flowers on Shakespeare’s grave in the Holy Trinity Church. The world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company will also host a full program of shows.

Happy birthday, Shakespeare! Read what the Globe Theater has in store to celebrate

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Save the date - next week is Preservation Week, and to celebrate, our book conservator @moonlightbinder is doing an #AMA right here on tumblr! 
Ever wondered why using tape on a book is a no-no? Or how you can “wash” a book? This AMA is for you.
Submit questions to our Ask in advance or on the day - Wednesday, April 30th. We’ll be answering questions throughout the day (well, 9-5 EST)  and Katie will be live from noon until 2pm EST.

smithsonianlibraries:

Save the date - next week is Preservation Week, and to celebrate, our book conservator @moonlightbinder is doing an #AMA right here on tumblr! 

Ever wondered why using tape on a book is a no-no? Or how you can “wash” a book? This AMA is for you.

Submit questions to our Ask in advance or on the day - Wednesday, April 30th. We’ll be answering questions throughout the day (well, 9-5 EST)  and Katie will be live from noon until 2pm EST.

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this is why she was the best companion

This!

Note: Donna doesn’t say “what sort of girls,” she doesn’t pull the “I’m not like other girls” crap. She points out the Doctor’s patronizing behavior for what it is and leaves it at that and I love her for it.

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this is why she was the best companion

This!

Note: Donna doesn’t say “what sort of girls,” she doesn’t pull the “I’m not like other girls” crap. She points out the Doctor’s patronizing behavior for what it is and leaves it at that and I love her for it.

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