It's true that Shakepeare passed away 400 years ago (today in fact). It's also true that he has aceived cult status. He's also become an internatioanlly recognised cultural icon. It wasn't always like that. Read: How Did Shakespeare Do It? 20 Key Dates That Made Him A Star http://ow.ly/4n1nSn #Shakespeare
Nice summary of some of the key moments in Shakespeare's life, Elliot!