We have entered the month which sees the anniversary of the death of the Bard, William Shakespeare. On April 23rd it will be 400 years since the greatest playwright of all times passed away in 1616, opening the door to all kinds of speculation about him, and even about who he was.
Personally I will hold on to the opinion that the man who wrote the plays was who he said he was, a man born in Stratford upon Avon, son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, husband of Anne Hathaway until I´m beyond even the slightest shadow of a doubt convinced otherwise.
I will how ever take the opportunity to explore the different theories of those who believe otherwise.
My ambition for this month, which will for the already mentioned reason, see more posts than normally about Shakespeare, is to be able to present both regular posts/articles as well as interviews with people who in different ways has dedicated parts or all of their lives to William Shakespeare, his work and legacy.
In the meantime, please check out these links for activities in related to the anniversary:
(where they also commemorate the 400 year annivarsary of the death of Cervantes)
And last but not least, a European compilation