While we don't know William Shakespeare's actual birth date, he was baptized on the 26th of April (1564). Common practice had baptism at three days after birth, so happy birthday, Will.
For celebration & education:
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC has a wonderful site, including sections for K-12 teachers. If you haven't been, please do visit when you come to Washington.
The Shakespeare Theatre Company should also be on your DC to-do list.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has excellent links for Shakespeare.
Remember Becky's phrases we owe to Shakespeare?
Always, always keep your Shakespeare Insult Kit handy!
(illustration by Jonny Hannah via Design)