It’s not news that Shakespeare is eminently quotable. He has long been the most commonly quoted single author in the English language. He is eloquent and precise; his writings are a source of inspiration and insight for law students and legal English specialists alike.

With his plays referenced more in judicial opinions than any other works of literature, Shakespeare is a clear favourite with lawyers. And Dutch lawyers are no exception.

So, for them and for others, I hope that these Shakespeare pages containing quotes, misquotes, facts and trivia will prove a useful addition to this site. And an enjoyable read for those who aren’t so familiar with his work.