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?