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New stamps celebrate Shakespeare's anniversary

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A new set of stamps featuring lines from some of Shakespeare's best-known plays have gone on sale.

They've been released to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death.

The stamps feature famous quotations from Shakespeare's plays, including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and The Tempest.

Next week's post will also be printed with a special post mark, showing the dates that Shakespeare lived.

HamletRoyal Mail
Ten special stamps have gone on sale to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
royal mailRoyal Mail
The stamps all feature a famous quote from some of Shakespeare's most popular plays.
Romeo and JulietRoyal Mail
There are lots of celebrations planned to mark 400 years since Shakespeare died, on 23rd April.
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Post will also be marked with a special postmark to commemorate Shakespeare's life.