William Shakespeare (English, 1564–1616), playwright, poet, and actor, wrote nearly forty comedies, tragedies, and histories, alone and in collaboration, that are as relevant to our world as they were to audiences over four centuries ago. Murder, deception, love, and humor never go out of style when the Bard is telling the story.Each month of this calendar presents an opulent artwork inspired by one of Shakespeare’s plays. Details of his life and legacy are included with each month, from contemporary developments in Stratfordian scholarship back to the history of the Globe Theatre, where many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed. The Globe even has its own dramatic history, including a fire that burned the theater to the ground in 1613 during a performance of Henry VIII.All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable.FSC license code FSC N001864.