Andrew Dickson is the author of The Rough Guide to Shakespeare and a contributor to The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare. A former arts editor at the Guardian, he writes regularly for the paper and appears as a presenter for the BBC and elsewhere.
There are 83 copies of the First Folio in a vault beneath Capitol Hill, the world's largest collection. Well over 150 Indian movies are based on Shakespeare's plays-more than in any other nation. If current trends continue, there will soon be more high sc... SEE MORE