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Royal Mail to honour Shakespeare

Press AssociationPress Association 5/04/2016

The power of William Shakespeare's writing is to be honoured in the UK with a special set of stamps marking the 400th anniversary of the author's death.

The Royal Mail is publishing 10 first class stamps featuring phrases from his plays and sonnets.

Quotations on the stamps are from plays including Hamlet, Macbeth and Romeo And Juliet.

"It is fitting that Shakespeare is being honoured with a set of stamps to mark the 400th anniversary of his death," Philip Parker, of Royal Mail, said.

"The stamps celebrate the power of his language, which continues to influence us every day."

A special postmark also will appear on letters this week as part of the Royal Mail's commemoration.

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