Shakespeare's hometown welcomes world for 400th anniversary

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, United Kingdom, April 20 (APP/AFP): William
Shakespeare’s hometown is bracing for a surge in visitors from around the world this month as it marks 400 years since the death of the foremost playwright in the English language.

A parade to Shakespeare’s grave and fireworks will round off a day of theatre, music and parades in the picture-postcard streets of Stratford-upon-Avon.

And some of Britain’s finest actors are returning to the town’s Royal
Shakespeare Theatre to perform his most celebrated scenes, in a special show on the April 23 anniversary.