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Do you know that ….….William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 and died also on this date April 23, 1616?
….John Shakespeare, the great playwright’s father, could not write?
….William Shakespeare left the Grammar School where he studied when he was 13 years old and never went to school again?
…William Shakespeare travelled up to London on foot without much money in his pocket because he wanted to become an actor?
...William Shakespeare began to work in London holding horses of those Londoners who came to see the plays of the theatre?
…the signatures of the greatest English men and women cover the walls and the ceiling of the room in which Shakespeare was born?
…Karl Marx and Frederick Engels often quoted William Shakespeare in their works?
… William Shakespeare is called the Bard * of Avon?
… William Shakespeare laid the scenes of his plays in Africa, in Asia Minor and in many parts of Europe, yet never left England?
…the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre came to the Soviet Union and showed several plays by Shakespeare among which were Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Twelfth Night?
…it would be difficult to find a theatre in the Soviet Union which has not at some time or other staged Shakespeare’s plays?
…Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night are among the plays staged in the Soviet Union?
…some screen versions of Shakespeare’s works have appeared in our country and that among them we find Romeo and Juliet, the Bolshoi Theatre’s famous ballet production?
…the first Shakespeare film produced in the Soviet Union was Twelfth Night and that Othello was the first attempt to screen a Shakespeare tragedy?
…the works of William Shakespeare have been published in the U. S. S. R. in more than 2 000 000 copies in 27 languages?