Happy Birthday Shakespeare, here’s a legendary advert!

Published: 23rd Apr, 2009

Fry’s Turkish Delight

Were the life span of writers not so horrendously low, William Shakepeare might still be with us, doing his doodles, wearing his frocks, drinking lager tops from a big wooden tankard. But instead, he’s in the soil somewhere – cold, alone, dead. He’d have been 445 today. 445. As a way to pay our respects to the man who gave us such greats as Macbeth, Othello starring Lenny Henry, and Romeo and Juliet, we thought we’d buy him a gift. We wandered down an old disused beach, discussing what to buy, and it boiled down to a quarter of a pound of flesh each from four of us, or a clip of an advert that was so dramatic and well made that even the The Bard would cry milky tears just watching it. Happy Birthday Shakin’ Shakespeare!

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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