April 23, 2016

Shakespeare's 400th

Today is Shakespeare's 400th, a day marking four hundred years since the Bard's death. Fans celebrate and mark this day since his exact birth date is in question.

(If you're a Harry Potter fan, celebrating the day of his death reminds me of Nearly Headless Nick's Deathday Party.)

As do so many, I adore Shakespeare's poetry and plays. My absolute favorite play is King Lear, but I love so many others as well: Hamlet, Macbeth, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Julius Caesar, Henry IV, and Richard III.

I just realized there is only one romance in that list and even it ends in death, ha ha...that's pretty dark. Oops.

There are still quite a few I haven't read--all the more reason to keep spending money on books!

Happy 400th, William Shakespeare!

Which Shakespeare play is your favorite?


  1. How did I celebrate? Well, I went to see a fantastic production of Richard III at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. Richard was played by a man who had a spinal stroke almost 15 years ago and is confined to a wheelchair...it was RIPPING in every possible way. And I didn't know about the stroke until AFTER I GOT HOME! He and the entire show were brilliant!


    1. Wow! That's such an amazing story. I'm so glad you were able to check it out!