Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 marked the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Remember him? He was the guy that wrote and directed Leonardo DiCaprio’s 1996 film Romeo & Juliette and the classic Amanda Bynes movie She’s The Man.
Nose bleed? No problem.
But in reality, Shakespeare was the guy who gave you a harder time than the gym teacher that’s still holding on to his former athletic glory. He was an English poet, playwright, and actor, and is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. Maybe his title “Bard of Avon” rings a bell.
“Royal Pain in my Ass” sounds more familiar – You in high school, probably.
Maclean’s had some famous Canadians recite short Shakespeare lines to mark the 400 years since the Bard passed, which you can watch below:
If you’ve never seen it, watch the trailer for Leonado DiCaprio’s Romeo & Juliette movie I mentioned:
I’m sure Shakespeare feels blessed to have his most famous work turned into a cheesy 90’s action movie.