My church was going to be celebrating William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday on the First Friday of this month, but it got cancelled. Still, I have been on the lookout for celebrations of same. Without searching, I came across these:
From JEOPARDY! episode #6804, aired 2014-03-27 SHAKESPEARE REWRITES THE BEATLES
“The lady is enamored of thee. verily, verily, verily”
“Wilt thou still require me, wilt thou still provide sustenance unto me, roughly midway through my 7th decade?”
“Aid me if thou canst, I feel sorrow…& my gratitude is large for thy presence here”
“Assemble forth, all ye jesters, speak thusly… hark! Thou must conceal thy amorousness”
“I believe I shall be melancholy, I believe it shall be anon…the woman who disturbeth my temper is leaving hence”
Open Source Shakespeare. Very useful.
Shakespeare’s Beehive: analysis of newly discovered dictionary that Shakespeare owned and annotated.
The first edition of William Shakespeare’s plays, published in 1623 – one of the two most important books in the English language (the other being the 1611 King James Bible) will go on public display for the first time ever, at the bard’s birthplace.
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.
Shakespeare through Infographics, a creative undertaking by Meryl Jaffe.
Why Shakespeare fits with Syria tragedy.
“It was Shakespeare who inspired Berlioz to write what is [for Jaquandor] his single greatest symphony and work in general. It’s his third symphony, Romeo et Juliette.”
William Henry Ireland tried to make his father’s dreams come true by acquiring for him the stuff of Shakespeare.
Melanie’s Own, Private Shakespeare Garden.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.
Beatles/Billy Shakes J! answers:
She Loves You
When I’m 64
Ticket to Ride
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
3 thoughts on “Billy Shakes would be 450”
50 everyday phrases that came from the Bard http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/william-shakespeares-450th-birthday-50-everyday-phrases-that-came-from-the-bard-9275254.html
You wrote your post! Fun! I particularly enjoyed the Beatles songs a la Shakespeare. 🙂
Well I got at least one of them, Help! I never heard the Billy Shakes nickname before. That was fun too.