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Happy 450th birthday, Shakespeare: Ads which play on the bard including Levi and Spam


By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

April 23, 2014 | 1 min read

It's 450 years since William Shakespeare was born. Work from the famous playwright has dazzled millions on the stage and in films...but also in adverts. We take a look at some of the adverts that use the bard as inspiration.

While Levi uses lines from a Midsummer's Night Dream for its advert, the majority of other ads using Shakespeare play on the character of Will himself. The bard would shake his head at some of these...

Levis 501

Red Bull


Birds Eye


Canada Dry


Tokyo Gas

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