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OAKLAND (KDKA) — William Shakespeare’s birthday was celebrated Sunday in Oakland.

Historians believe he was born 454 years ago on the same date that he died years later — April 23.

During this year’s “Week of Will,” they laid flowers at the Shakespeare statue in Oakland, sang songs, read sonnets and performed favorite scenes from the Bard’s plays.

(Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Steve Willing)

Shakespeare-related events continue all week throughout the city.

A full schedule can be found at