It is hard to imagine someone writing plays and sonnets that are still performed and read with the same enthusiasm four centuries later — but William Shakespeare did it. Mike Pilewski takes a closer look.
William Shakespeare wrote his plays 400 years ago. His characters use words like "wherefore", "prithee" and "anon", when we'd say "why", "please" and "soon". A modern translation can be a fun way to sort through the confusion and enjoy these great works.
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