Nebraska Celebrates Shakespeare’s 453th Birthday on April 23, 2017 with ‘Talk Like Shakespeare Day’

     

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Friends! Nebraskans! County-Men! Lend me your ears! It has been proclaimed that Sunday, April 23, 2017 as “Talk Like Shakespeare Day” across the state of Nebraska. Nebraska Shakespeare invites all to honour the Bard on his 453rd birthday by speaking “like Shakespeare.” And April is National Poetry Month to boot.


FRIDAY, APRIL 21

EDUCATORS

In schools across Omaha and beyond, will have scripts for morning announcements for Friday,

April 21. Many materials for teachers to access from our website like sheets of Shakespeare phrases, a mask to cutout, and a compilation of over 1,000 words Will created.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

SONNETS 101 In this workshop at the Creative Institute (1516 Cuming St), Sarah Carlson-Brown (Director of Education NS) will guide students through Shakespeare's poetic structure while learning to ignite their own unique poetic verse. The Anne Dittrick Sonnet Writing Contest is celebrating it's 20th anniversary. Registration: http://www.omahacreativeinstitute.org/workshops

 


SUNDAY, APRIL 23

SONNET READING from 2 – 3 PM at Swartz’s Delicatessen & Bagels, Countryside Village Shopping Center, 8718 Pacific St.  Sarah Carlson-Brown, Director of Education Nebraska Shakespeare, will start by reading some beautiful sonnets. We also want to encourage guests to bring their favorite sonnet to read as well.

 

Visit these partners but make sure one greets or wears something Shakespearean to get the deal.

OTHER PARTICIPANTS IN OMAHA & BELLEVUE

  • Aksarben Cinema, special FREE small popcorn.
  • Starbucks, (72nd & Dodge, 114th & Dodge), FREE tall coffee noon – 2 pm.
  • Long Dog Fat Cat, (Village Point & 90th Center) treats and deals for our best friends.

 


BARD CRAWL

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CALLING ALL TO JOIN US

Coffee shops, libraries, pubs, salons, etc., please consider having fun on this day in your

local community. 


CHALK SHAKESPEARE

Encouraging all to use their sidewalks as a canvas for Shakespeare images, and sonnets plus.

 

SOCIAL MEDIUMS

Share with friends your own or favorite sonnet or quotes from plays. Dress Elizabethan for fun and make short videos reciting the Bard. 

Whilst online share ‘Talk Like Shakespeare’ events, videos, photos and selfies, with the hashtag #TalkLikeShakes, on Facebook.com/NebraskaShakespeare, @NEShakespeare on Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram. Send to nellie maccallum nmaccallum@nebraskashakespeare.com

 

How To Talk Like Shakespeare

At the core, it is still English.  It’s fun, makes everything sound fancier, and a great way to impress your friends or woo that special someone.  Get started with these few tips:

-Add -ST to verbs (such as talk’st, do’st, laugh’st, etc).

-Instead of “You”, say “Thee”, “Thou”, or “Thine”; “Ye” instead of “y’all”;

-“Good morrow” instead of “good morning”; “Adieu” instead of “goodbye”.

-Don’t waste time saying “it," just use the letter "t" (‘tist’will, I’ll do’t).