Shakespeare’s nose wasn’t always in a manuscript. His works are peppered with references to shooting stars, storms, quakes, and animals—indicating that when the Bard wasn’t writing sonnets or plays, he was paying close attention to the natural world. Learn more about how nature and science influenced Shakespeare in the infographic below, courtesy of Oxford University Press. It lists the plays and poems that contain allusions to the environment, suggesting that, befitting the time period in which he lived, Shakespeare may have been a quintessential Renaissance man.

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