Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Google doodle celebrates Shakespeare’s death anniversary

Narada Desk | April 23, 2016 3:51 pm Print

celebrating-william-shakespeare-5125440101416960.2-hpSearch engine giant Google paid homage on Friday to William Shakespeare with a doodle to mark his 400th death anniversary.

The doodle features the Bard of Avon in the middle with symbolic illustrations of his famous works like Hamlet, Julius Ceaser, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, King Lear, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Twitter is offering users the chance to use a special Bard emoji. Also, it will be tweeting out the complete works of Shakespeare in tiny 140 characters.

The British library is teaming up with Vodafone to release ‘digital wallpaper’ embedded with QR codes which allows the users to download his most famous plays.

Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 at the age of 52. Not just a playwright, Shakespeare was a poet, dramatist and actor as well.

Known for his tragedies with catastrophic ends like Macbeth, Hamlet and King Lear, Shakespeare also wrote romantic plays Romeo and Juliet and satirical plays like Twelfth Night.

The day is celebrated across the Britain as well as in other countries remembering his great works.

(with inputs from IANS)