Hear ye, hear ye! Sunday, April 23rd, is Talk Like Shakespeare Day!
|April 23rd has been proclaimed Talk Like Shakespeare Day across the state! Nebraskans can celebrate the holiday by having fun with Shakespeare’s language. Scroll for videos, activities, events, and more!
|1. Instead of you, say thou or thee.
||7. When in doubt add the letters “eth” to the end of verbs (he runneth, he trippeth, he falleth).|
|2. Rhymed couplets are all the rage.
|3. Men are called Sirrah, ladies are Mistress,
and your friends are all called Cousin
|8. To add weight to your opinions, try starting them with methinks, mayhaps, or wherefore.|
|4. Instead of cursing, try calling your tormentors jackanapes or canker-blossoms or poisonous bunch-back’d toads.
||9. When wooing ladies: try comparing her to a summer’s day. If that fails, say “Get thee to a nunnery!”|
|5. Don’t waste time saying it, just use the letter “t” (t’is, t’will, I’ll do’t).
||10. When wooing lads: try dressing up like a man. If that fails, throw him in the tower, banish his friends and claim the throne|
|6. Verse for lovers, prose for ruffians, songs