Illustrations of William Shakespeare (L) and Miguel de Cervantes
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Why is Shakespeare more celebrated than Cervantes?

Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare died one day apart, 400 years ago.

BBC news asks why there's such a huge difference in the scale of quatercentenary celebrations for the two literary giants.

Video produced by Michael Hirst

  • 21 Apr 2016
Go to next video: Who was Spain's Miguel de Cervantes?