The Man Himself An assortment of verified Shakespearean facts A Universal Influence 24 of Uranus’ 27 moons are named after characters in 13 of Shakespeare’s plays. Titania, Oberon, Puck, Miranda, Caliban, Sycorax, Prospero, Setebos, Stephano, Trinculo, Francisco, Ferdinand, Cordelia, Ophelia, Bianca, Cressida, Desdemona, Juliet, Mab, Portia, Rosalind, Margaret, Perdita, and Cupid. The reconstructed Globe The motto of the original Globe Theatre was and still is one of Shakespeare’s most quoted sayings: “totus mundus agit histrionem” or, “all the world’s a stage”. Words, Words, Words. Shakespeare coined many of English’s most wellused phrases, including one fell swoop, vanish into thin air, play fast and loose, be in a pickle, foul play, tower of strength, flesh and blood, be cruel to be kind, and with bated breath. • He also introduced 3,000 new words, including critical, frugal, excellent, barefaced, assassination, and countless. Shakespeare is graphed SO MUCH INFORMATION There are fifteen million pages related to Shakespeare on Google. (God: 132 million Elvis: 2.7 million George Bush: 14.7 million) Macbeth is thought to be one of the most produced plays ever, with a performance beginning somewhere in the world every four hours! Ian McEwan (Gandalf) as Macbeth, 1976 Shakespeare placed a curse on anyone who perchanced to move his remains. Accordingly, they haven’t been relocated in almost 400 years.