The Department of English celebrated English Language Day on 23rd  April, 2022 to commemorate the birth anniversary of William Shakespeare. Principal of the college Dr. Y V V Apparao garlanded the portrait of Shakespeare. On this occasion he addressed the gathering.  He said that Shakespeare is the world’s greatest dramatist. He reminded the great works of Shakespeare which have been performed on stage as well as in movies. Shakespeare’s plays have been translated into every major living language. Later Sri K Sasikumar, Head of the department of English and IQAC Coordinator elaborated the life sketch of Shakespeare and the importance of the day. Faculty members Sri P Y Kruparam, Smt P. Malleswari, K. Prapulla, K Sumathi and a good number of students participated in this programme.


     William Shakespeare (23 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright, poet and actor. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon” (or simply “the Bard”). His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, 154 sonnets, three long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. His works continue to be studied and reinterpreted.

     Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-AvonWarwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna and twins Hamlet and Judith. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men. At age 49 (around 1613), he appears to have retired to Stratford, where he died three years later..

     Shakespeare produced most of his known works between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were primarily comedies and histories and are regarded as some of the best works produced in these genres. He then wrote mainly tragedies until 1608, among them HamletRomeo and JulietOthelloKing Lear, and Macbeth, all considered to be among the finest works in the English language. In the last phase of his life, he wrote tragicomedies (also known as romances) and collaborated with other playwrights.

What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”                                                                            —William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet”     

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