23 April is the birth date of probably the world's most famous literary figure - William Shakespeare.
Popular opinion suggests that if Will was writing today he'd be penning scripts for TV soap opera.
I'm not so sure.
Shakespeare is a master at human emotion - love, hate, jealousy, envy, lust - always staple food for the soaps - but his plays have other facets too that make him just as compatible with the current romance scene.
You wouldn't often find the following in a modern soap, but they're favourite Shakespearean motifs.
Magic woods and islands
Magic artifacts - books, handkerchiefs, flowers
Love at first sight
Journeys to exotic places
Remote and lonely houses with mysterious inhabitants
Riddles and treasure hunts
Battles and sword fights
Any of these sound familiar?
Bet you've read a current best seller with at least one of these in it in the last month.
So - maybe William in the 21st century would be topping the New York Times Best seller list?