Shakespeare 400+ Years

William Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564.

April 23rd marks 400+ years since Shakespeare passed away. It is believed that he died on the same day he was born, though birth records are a bit sketchy. Listen to a wonderful story of his life on this link:

"Off, off, darn kitty."
Following the story of his biography, please try to answer the following questions:
1. What did you learn?
2. What/who influenced Shakespeare to write?
3. If Shakespeare were born today, what new issues would he face?
4. What would ELA be like if Shakespeare had not written plays?