His influence on the English language has stood the test of time thus far, with little sign of relenting.
Echelons of British culture aside, even those who "don't do Shakespeare" speak his words in their daily lives.
Many of the hotels and accommodation providers in the area are offering special 'Shakespeare' packages, see Where to Stay for a list of recommended hotels.
Perhaps friends have "eaten (you) out of house and home" or had you "in stitches" over a joke.
These are just a handful of well-used sayings that come courtesy of Shakespeare (see below for more).
These include a new immersive theatrical exhibition at the Royal Shakespeare Company; a reimagining of Shakespeare’s final home at New Place and Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall will open to the general public for the very first time.
Most of us will have quoted the playwright thousands of times without knowing it.Ever been "in a pickle" or had "too much of a good thing"?