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Happy 450th Birthday Shakespeare!

I present to thee 23 ways to celebrate Mr. Shakespeare's Birthday.

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2. Go SEE a play.

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There's nothing quite like hearing Shakespeare's texts.

Shakespeare's Globe, Twelfth Night, 2012

With Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance

3. Can't get to a stage? Check out a live broadcast at your local movie theater.

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Donmar Warehouse, Coriolanus, 2013

With Tom Hiddleston

4. Or rent a digital recording.

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Via digitaltheatre.com

Like David Tennant and Catherine Tate's Much Ado About Nothing.

5. Watch a film adaptation.

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Laurence Olivier, Hamlet, 1948

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Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood, 1957

(Macbeth in medieval Japan!)

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Kenneth Branagh, Henry V, 1989

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With Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 10 Things I Hate About You, 1999

(The Taming of the Shrew in High School)

6. Appreciate how pervasive Shakespeare is in popular culture.

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10. Enjoy a parody.

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Sassy Gay Friend - Hamlet, 2010

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