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Shakespeare's Birthday Celebration!

Schedule of Events

Birthday Kickoff: A Scene from Hamlet with a Q&A and Contest Winners Ceremony

10:00-10:45 am, Etherredge Center Main Stage

ICE Event

Victorian Sonnets

Presented by: Dr. Julie Wise

12:30-1:15 pm, H&SS 116

ICE Credit

Shakespeare On the Quad

2:00-3:30 pm, SAC Patio

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Shakespeare Trivia

With Dr. Paul Crook

4:00-5:00 pm, Penland Double Knot Patio

Although the exact date was not recorded, it's generally accepted that Shakespeare was born April 23,1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. 

The only record we have to help pinpoint his birthdate is the Parish Register at Holy Trinity Church where his baptism was recorded on April 26,1564. Baptisms typically took place within three days of birth.

For more information about Shakespeare and his birthday, visit the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust website

USCA Shakespeare Day Committee

  • Roy Seeger
  • Katie Smith
  • Amanda Warren
  • Paul Crook
  • Zeke Miller
  • Skye Roberson
  • Brandy Horne

If you have any questions, please email the committee at: