Today is Shakespeare’s 448th birthday. (Incidentally, it is also the 396th anniversary of his death.) In honor of our buddy Bill, here are a few suggestions for how to celebrate.
First, try your hand at this quiz, care of the Huffington Post:
Then explore Happy Birthday Shakespeare, “a project by bloggers around the world to celebrate the impact of Stratford’s greatest son.”
Finally, go back to the text. Pick up your favorite play and read one of those great juicy speeches out loud. Just for the joy of it.
And to Shakespeare we say: thank you for being born.