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Toronto: It’s Shakespeare’s birthday!

Thursday, April 23, 2020

It’s William Shakespeare’s birthday today (born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564). 

To celebrate there are many options.

The Stratford Festival of Canada begins its online Shakespeare Festival of twelve plays tonight. Visit

The Royal Shakespeare Company has a host of its Shakespeare productions to steam and many Shakespeare-related activities to do at home. Visit

The Guardian has selected the best Shakespeare productions from around Britain to stream. Visit

And Sir Patrick Stewart continues to read one sonnet by Shakespeare per day on Twitter. Visit

Illustration: Portrait of William Shakespeare from the First Folio. © 1623 Martin Droeshout.