Posted on April 20, 2018

Happy Shakespeare’s Birthday!

As you may know, April 23rd is William Shakespeare’s birthday! 

(It’s also his death day, but I’d rather celebrate his coming into the world.)

I consider Will Shakespeare a personal hero and favorite writer. Not only did he coin lots of words and phrases, have beautiful word choice, and write great stories, he also had a great understanding of human nature. That’s why his characters and plays resonate with us today. Want to study how power corrupts people? He wrote a few plays about that. How women can operate in a mans’ world? He did that, too. How to win over the one you love—or how not to? He’s got you covered.

I also have some personal connections to Will Shakespeare. My mother was an English major and major Shakespeare fan, and I grew up hearing stories and devouring plays and books, etc. with her. My husband and I met at a production of Much Ado About Nothing—he was an actor and I was working backstage. So you could say Will is a big part of my life.

Here are a few links to Shakespeare-related websites for your enjoyment. Some of them are on social media, too—the sites will give you that information as well.

Folger Shakespeare Library: https://www.folger.edu

Royal Shakespeare Company: https://www.rsc.org.uk

Shakespeare’s Globe: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com

And just for fun, the Reduced Shakespeare Company: http://reducedshakespeare.com

Happy birthday, Will! 😉

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