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Why is Shakespeare so important?

22 April 2016 Last updated at 06:59 BST

Why is Shakespeare so important? It's a question many of you might be asking as we mark 400 years since his death.

Well, even though he lived a long time ago, he is still the country's best known playwright and is responsible for plays like 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.

Leah has been finding out the impact his writing still has today, and why Shakespeare really is for everyone - all with the help of some young actors tackling one of his biggest plays!

Have a watch.