Google joins world Shakespeare celebrations with Bard doodle

Ahram Online , Saturday 23 Apr 2016

William Shakespeare died 23 April 1616 — 400 years ago this year


With 23 April marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Google depicts the famed playwright and poet with a doodle presenting him and eight of his iconic plays.

The plays include Hamlet, Julius Ceasar, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, King Lear, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The Shakespeare doodle is viewable worldwide.

Celebrations of Shakespeare are underway worldwide, with film screenings, performances of plays, and seminars.

In Egypt, Shakespeare is showcased in numerous events taking place in Cairo and Alexandria.

The celebration has extended two years, since in 2014, when the 450th anniversary of his birth (b 1564) was marked.

The UK's renowned Shakespeare Globe Theatre embarked on a two-year world tour with Hamlet. The performance was also staged in Egypt, at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

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