Last week I got an email announcement from UNH about a William Shakespeare 448th birthday celebration being held next Monday. In looking up Will's birthdate, I found that there is only the record of his baptism date, April 26, 1564. It's fair to assume that Will wasn't born that day, but was born some time before, still, we don't know his exact birthday, so, today's as good a day as any to celebrate.
Shakespeare books cover several shelves-worth of space in our library, and several shelves-worth of DVDs. The number for Shakespeare is 822.33.
Several years ago, we received a donation for the purchase of the "Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare," on DVD [DVD 822.33 SHA]. They are filmed theatrical performances produced by the BBC. In our "popular" DVD sections we have many of the Shakespeare plays that were produced for a general audience, such as Twelfth Night [DVD TWE], Henry V [DVD HEN] and Much Ado about Nothing [DVD MUC]. There are "based upon" productions such as West-Side Story [DVD WES] and Kiss Me Kate [DVD KIS]. And, if you don't have the patience to sit through a whole Shakespearean production, check out The Reduced Shakespeare Company's the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [DVD RED].
There's plenty of Shakespeare for you at the Nesmith Library--perhaps enough to fill the next 448 years!