Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!

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This Thursday, April 23, is said to be William Shakespeare’s birth and death date.  It is debateable whether his birhtday is actually on April 23, but it is known he was baptized on April 26.  He would be 445 years old this week.

To honor him this week, check out the display in the library.  It contains biographies, his works, criticisims on his works, encyclopedias, dictionaries, quote books, audio books, and fiction books based on his works.

Some of the fiction based on his works include:

Ophelia: A Novel, by Lisa Klein — Ophelia tells of her life in the court at Elsinore, her love for Prince Hamlet, and her escape from the violence in Denmark.

Something Wicked, by Alan Grantz — Based on Macbeth, Horatio Wilkes seeks to solve the murder of Duncan Mackae at the Scottish Highland Games in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Romeo’s Ex: Rosaline’s Story, by Lisa Fiedler — Sixteen-year-old Rosaline, who is studying to be a healer, becomes romantically entangled with the Montague family even as her beloved young cousin, Juliet Capulet, defies the family feud to secretly marry Romeo.

The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Truly, Completely Lost It, by Lisa Shanahan — Fourteen-year-old Gemma Stone struggles to understand her shifting emotions as her older sister plans her wedding, she overcomes her nerves and tries out for the school play, and she gets to know one of the most notorious boys in her class.

Dating Hamlet: Ophelia’s Story, by Lisa Fiedler — Ophelia describles her relationship with Hamlet, learns the truth about her own father, and recounts the complicated events following the murder of Hamlet’s father.

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