Record keeping being what it was back in the day, there is debate about Shakespeare's dates of birth and death, but it is believed that he died on April 23rd, and as he was baptized on April 26th (and people were typically baptized soon after being born back then), some believe that he may also have been born on April 23rd.
But April 23rd or not, there's no questioning the fact that his work has lived on through the ages. So here is his greatest monologue as presented by THE VOICES PROJECT by The Australian Theatre for Young People. Even if you're not a Shakespeare lover, you might find that you like To Be.
TO BE from The Voices Project on Vimeo.