It’s Friday Fun Facts: April 24


To heat, or not to heat, that is not the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer without heat,
To grunt and freeze for lack of heating oil,
The pangs of a no-heat furnace puzzles the will.
With this regard, Hillside never turns customers awry,
And lose the name of service.
Soft you now, The fair Ophelia?
Be all my heating maintenance and automatic delivery remember’d.

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare? He was born this week sometime between April 23-24, 1564.
Shakespeare is widely considered the world’s greatest dramatist.
He married Anne Hathaway when he was only 18.
He died on April 23, 1616.

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Shakespeare’s Works

Altogether Shakespeare’s works include 38 plays, 2 narrative poems, 154 sonnets, and a variety of other poems. No original manuscripts of Shakespeare’s plays are known to exist today. It is actually thanks to a group of actors from Shakespeare’s company that we have about half of the plays at all. They collected them for publication after Shakespeare died, preserving the plays. These writings were brought together in what is known as the First Folio (‘Folio’ refers to the size of the paper used). It contained 36 of his plays, but none of his poetry.

Shakespeare’s legacy is as rich and diverse as his work; his plays have spawned countless adaptations across multiple genres and cultures. His plays have had an enduring presence on stage and film. His writings have been compiled in various iterations of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, which include all of his plays, sonnets, and other poems. William Shakespeare continues to be one of the most important literary figures of the English language.

10 Famous Works of Shakespeare

  1. – Hamlet (1601)
  2. – Macbeth (1605)
  3. – Romeo and Juliet (1595)
  4. – Midsummer Night’s Dream (1595)
  5. – Henry V (1597-99)
  6. – Three Kings Night (1601-02)
  7. – Othello (1603-04)
  8. – King Lear (1605-06)
  9. – The Tempest (1611)
  10. – The Merchant of Venice (1595-96)

Hillside Cares

Hillside has a long history supporting theatre including Milburn Stone Theatre and The Candlelight Theatre.

Hillside has deep roots in our local area. We’re proud supporters of the following local charities.

And those roots extend far beyond the walls of our business and our customer list. One of our core values is our belief in the power of “giving back” to our community, and we have been proud to offer our in-kind and/or financial support to a growing number of civic and charitable organizations.

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Hillside was the proud sponsor of A GENTLEMEN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER.