Shakespeare's 400th death anniversary celebrated

(VOVworld) - Thousands of people on Saturday took to the streets of Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare’s birthplace,  to mark his 400th death anniversary.

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People wearing masks depicting William Shakespeare line the street during a parade to mark 400 years since his death in Stratford-upon-Avon in central England on Saturday. (Photo: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Participants wore characters' costumes and masks adorned with Shakespeare's face.

The same day in London, the Globe Theater’s actors replicated Shakespeare’s famous Hamlet which has been played by the theater’s artists in nearly 190 countries over the past two years.

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Women dressed in mask take part in the Shakespeare Birthday Celebration Parade on April 23, 2016 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. (Photo: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

William Shakespeare, one of the world's most famous playwrights, was born in April 23, 1564 and died on his birthday, April 23, 1616.




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