Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Happy 445th birthday, Bill! Visit TalkLikeShakespeare.org or the Shakespearean Insults Generator to learn more. My favorite insults so far: "Thou weedy open-arsed varlet!" and "Thou puny rude-growing flap-dragon!"

I remember first studying Shakespeare in the ninth grade. After we finished a selection of his plays, we were allowed to watch the movie Romeo and Juliet in class. All I remember is that, at one point, Juliet (played by Olivia Hussey...fitting last name) flashed her chesticles for a split second and the boys in the class went wild. I looked on disapprovingly. Possibly envious. After all, it was the ninth grade.

What’s your first memory of Shakespeare? Your favorite quote?

6 comments:

Kyle said...

I'm a big fan of Macbeth and Julius Caesar. Off the top of my head I will never forget when Caesar says, "Et tu, Brute?"

Lester said...

"Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win. By fearing to attempt."

Is probably the highest on my list.

Blind, Irish Pirate said...

Oh, wow, you should ask Deadhead and I about our experience with the Zefferelli version we had. Hahahahaha.

Angie said...

as a testament to how truly cool i am, my sophomores are having a birthday party for shakespeare tomorrow. it's a day late, i know, but better late than never.

"lord, what fools these mortals be!"
puck, a midsummer night's dream

Katherine said...

That's so awesome, Angie! Can I come???? :-D

Ravinok said...

Here I am to spoil your quoting...

Humped back...people? (Scotty, Star Trek IV, 1986)