The world marked the 400th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare in 1964. The poet-playwright was born April 23,1564 at Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. He also died on that date 52 years later. Above is the famed Martin Droeshout engraving of the dramatist, printed on the cover of Shakespeare's first Folio, or first complete collection of his plays, printed in 1623. (AP Photo)
September 6, 2011 4:07:30 PM PDT
LONDON (AP) - September 6, 2011 --
More than a million tickets for an international festival celebrating William Shakespeare as "the world's playwright" will go on sale next month.