Today marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare.
His plays have been celebrated on the stage,
in the cinema,
and now also as parody,
GHOST: hamlet you must avenge my death
HAMLET: i dont have to do anything
youre not even my real dad
GHOST: yes i am
He also invented over 1700 words now commonly used in everyday life as well as many popular expressions,
has been immortalised by Lego,
linked to Star Wars,
as well as Hip Hop.
He was (and is) one of the greatest English playwrights possibly of all time.