All posts tagged: William Shakespeare

2B, or not 2B…?

This is an image of Shakespeare done by William Blake   Did you ever have one of those occasions when you needed to write something down, but didn’t have anything to write on, or with? For those of you who aren’t as, perhaps… well… chronologically enhanced as moi, this would be in the days before the universally ubiquitous smart phone. I used to always carry around a pen in those days. My theory/excuse/explanation was that you never knew when you were going to come across a rogue crossword puzzle that needed to be solved.

Happy Anniversary, pt. II…

Today marks the 433rd anniversary of the marriage of one said William Shakespeare…     … who in this picture is played by the actor Joseph Fiennes…             … you, know, the guy who played Shakespeare playing the actor playing the dramatist portrayed above… playing the… you know… the… um…     Now I’m all confused! Anyhoo… I say, the anniversary of one of those guys above, to one said Anne Hathaway…         … who in this picture is played by the actress named for her… apparently…               … namely, this one…       Excuse me, but could someone please inform me as to whether the phrase “hubba hubba” is in fact one word, two words, or perhaps a hyphenated mutant word, coined to describe those rare forms of life such as the above-shown afore-said name-sake actress pictured immediately above this text… I look into those eyes, and something goes all squiggly inside, and I really can’t think about spelling for …

Agincourt at 600…

Today marks the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt. There are English citizens around the world who hold this day sacred, in much the same way we Americans hold the 4th of July, and the Thai hold the King’s birthday sacred. For those of us who aren’t English, but lovers of Shakespeare, today is sacred for other reasons. Perhaps the second most famous speech ever written in the English language, behind a certain soliloquy from Hamlet, takes place (theatrically) upon the field at Agincourt. Here are some justly famous versions of this speech, and an up and comer for admission to their ranks:

Happy Birthday, Will…

Okay, yeah, sure… We traditionally celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on the 23rd of April. But we don’t really know when he was born. We do know he was baptized on this date. Now, I’m as traditional as the next guy. Heck, on a good day, I can take on all comers… tradition wise… But that ding-dang A to Z Challenge thingy didn’t line up properly, to ‘do’ Will on the 23rd. So I’ll ‘do’ him now. Because there are some days that should never go by unremarked…