For “Talk Like Shakespeare Day”, let’s chat about some of our favorite Shakespearian insults, quotes, or what is our favorite play?
I’ve read quite a few plays by Shakespeare for English classes, and they can be fun and fascinating to discuss. One that stands out a lot in my mind is King Lear because I also watched the Russian movie version and getting to compare that was interesting. Another is Hamlet, because of Rosencranz and Guildenstern are Dead. Fun times. I also loved The Taming of the Shrew because Elizabeth Taylor was fantastic, and I enjoyed reading and then watching.
Some of my favorite insults are from The Taming of the Shrew:
If I be waspish, best beware my sting
Away, you three inch fool
Of course, there’s the awesome Buzzfeed article with Shakespearian insults that you absolutely must check out!
I’ve been enjoying the Shakespeare and Food articles over on NPR’s website this week. Learning about all of the different aspects of food 400 years ago has been fascinating. Goodreads has been running Shakespeare themed blog posts this week as well.
Personally, I’ve always preferred the comedies to tragedies. Give me some Puck over Romeo any day!
Up and down, up and down
I will lead them up and down
I am feared in field in town
Goblin, lead them up and down
One of the aspects I’ve always enjoyed about reading Shakespeare is iambic pentameter. These stories are truly meant to be read aloud.
Start thinking about which Shakespeare play you want to read in May. We’ve added Shakespeare as a square on Chapter Break Bingo!