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William Shakespeare 400th Anniversary Stats
Age - 452 (2016 was the 400th anniversary of he death)
Plays - 34 (at least)
Other works, poetry - 150+
Performances - in his lifetime unknown but averaging over 400 professional performances per year since 1960
Most regularly performed play - A Midsummer Night's Dream
New words coined - 2000+
Shakespeare also invented hundreds of phrases still in use today including
dead as a doornail, not slept a wink, love is blind, fight fire with fire, a wild goose chase, set your teeth on edge, the naked truth, vanish into thin air, a tower of strength, seen better days, the world is my oyster, it's all Greek to me...