William Shakespeare 400th anniversary of the death

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz

You probably know that William Shakespeare, but you really know about him? On Saturday, the 400th anniversary of the death of the famous English playwright, so it's the perfect time to learn a little about the man behind "Hamlet".

For example, if you do not know really sure historians when Shakespeare was born? They only know that April 26, 1564 was baptized, and that during the three days after the birth of her children went in this type of program. Therefore, the date is widely regarded as his birthday, April 23, but it can be misleading.

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1. Linguists have translated “Hamlet” into more than 75 languages, including Klingon, which is spoken in the “Star Trek” universe.

2. In Klingon, the famous “to be or not to be” speech reads something like, “taH pagh taHbe’. DaH mu’tlheghvam vIqelnIS. quv’a’, yabDaq San vaQ cha, pu’ je SIQDI’? pagh, Seng bIQ’a’Hey SuvmeH nuHmey SuqDI’, ’ej, Suvmo’, rInmoHDI’? Hegh. Qong — Qong neH — ’ej QongDI’, tIq ’oy’, wa’SanID Daw’’e’ je cho’nISbogh porghDaj rInmoHlaH net Har,” according to Memory Alpha.

3. The musical “West Side Story” is based on “Romeo and Juliet.”

4. “The Lion King” is based on “Hamlet.”

5. “She’s the Man” is based on “Twelfth Night.”

6. Shakespeare’s grave is in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. There’s a curse on it, reading: “Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare, To dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones.”

7. Shakespeare invented or popularized a number of phrases. Among them are “as good luck would have it,” “brave new world,” “faint-hearted,” “good riddance” and “laughing stock,” according to BBC America.

8. He used the word “love” more than 2,000 times in his work.

9. He used the word “sex” 19 times.

10. And he used the word “butt” 11 times, according to Open Source Shakespeare.