The 23rd of April is not only the birthday of the bard with some historical records also suggesting the date of his death, it is one year and one month since the commencement of our first pandemic lockdown. During this year and one month we have all experienced a roller coaster of emotion. Unprecedented at least within the life experiences of much of our present generation. Yet at its most fundamental level the human condition and its reaction to the trials and tribulations to which it is subjected remains unchanged throughout the centuries. The raw emotions felt by Shakespeare and his cast of characters were no different to those expressed by us all in our collective 21st Century battle with our viral enemy.