Today is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, on 23-April-1616. He wrote the plays.
I had read some of the plays before, but I read his complete works one summer while in college.
We had to memorize Richard III's opening monologue in high school. I can still recite some of it.
I played three parts in a high school production of As You Like It. I can still remember some of my lines.
Thank you, Master Shakespeare.