“All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.” — “As You Like It”, Act II, Scene VII
Today theTUNDRA is saluting the Ultimate Enthusiast and most published author of all time, William Shakespeare. With an estimated four billion copies of his works in circulation, there are almost enough prints of the Bard of Avon’s oeuvre for every person on the planet. A prolific writer, Shakespeare is credited with 39 plays, 154 sonnets and possibly even more literature since it is assumed that some of his works have been lost over time. More than 400 years after his passing, Shakespeare is still the most performed and translated playwright in the world and his influence on the English language is unmatched.