Shakespeare’s 400th Commemoration Contest WINNERS!

We asked you why you think William Shakespeare is still relevant, even 400 years after his death, and we are excited to share the winners below! Runners-up will receive 50 eNotes credits (to use on academic Q&A, essay review, and live tutoring) and the grand prize winner will receive $400 cash, a 1-year eNotes subscription, and…

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Macbeth Unlocked

William Shakespeare remains, hands down, one of the most well-known and influential writers in recent history. Throughout his career, he published a truly impressive library of sonnets, poems, verses, plays, and tales. Among these works, Shakespeare is credited with the writing of four major tragedies: Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, and, of course, Macbeth. 

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How Is Shakespeare Still Relevant 400 Years After His Death? Tell Us…And Win $400!

Without William Shakespeare, it is likely that eNotes.com would not exist—and what a sad world that would be! We started out ten years ago as purely a Shakespeare site, and over the years have added thousands of other authors, tens of thousands of book summaries and analyses, and new services like our rapidly-growing Homework Help.

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Shakespeare on Love: A Love for Modern Times?

For one often hailed as the Bard of love stories, Shakespeare sure has a weird way of showing/telling it. Even his most famous tale of romance, Romeo and Juliet, is a little…off…in the love department, at least for modern times. Romeo and Juliet isn’t the only Shakespeare work that is little bit strange; in fact a pretty large number of his works depict love in ways…

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20 Illustrations of Famous Shakespeare Quotes

William Shakespeare turns 451 today (happy birthday, ol’ Willy!). To commemorate, we’re opening up the eNotes vaults to share some original artwork that brings to life the Bard’s works. We partnered with Yumi Sakugawa, a published author and artist, to recreate some of your favorite, iconic Shakespearean scenes. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post, as we pick Yumi’s brain about…

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