William Shakespeare Gets a Google Doodle

By Maryann Yin 


Google has created a Doodle to celebrate the world’s greatest English playwright, William Shakespeare. This year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s passing.

Here’s more from the Google Doodle website: “A creative tour de force, Shakespeare officially wrote 38 plays in his 52 years, some of which you can spot in today’s Doodle. Over the past 4 centuries, Shakespeare’s poems, plays and other works have taken on a life of their own on the page, stage and screen.”

In the past, Google has crafted Doodles in honor of Little House series author Laura Ingalls WilderWhere the Wild Things Are creator Maurice Sendak, and Anne of Green Gables novelist Lucy Maud MontgomeryHere’s a video from Google headquarters spotlighting the artists behind the doodles. Which authors would you suggest as future Doodle subjects?