Celebrating Shakespeare

The poet with a muse of fire

Print edition : August 18, 2017

William Shakespeare, an artist’s impression. Photo: AP

The house where Shakespeare was born. Photo: Pankaja Srinivasan

Holy Trinity Church in Stratford, where the poet was baptised and buried. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP

A performance at the reconstructed Globe Theatre on April 23, 2016, watched by the then U.S. President Barack Obama. Photo: Chris Radburn/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Shakespeare is celebrated for his plays and sonnets, but his life is no less fascinating.
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