The Compulsive Reader: Happy Bard-day!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Bard-day!

Many fine things are happening today (including World Book Night!) but most important of all...it's William Shakespeare's birthday! Happy 448th, Will!

I just got done with helping plan and put on a major Shakespeare Fest at my university last week (it was awesome, pictures to come soon hopefully), plus I'm taking a class on Will's works, so I'm a little bit more attuned to all the awesome-ness that is his works this year. Right now I'm reading Richard III (so not his best play, in my humble opinion) but my favorite so far has to be Measure for Measure. What about you? What's your favorite play or sonnet?

I hope you all have a happy Monday and I totally recommend using Will's birthday as an excuse to eat some cake today!

P.S. This is my last week of classes, so after the mighty paper of doom is done and turned in, I can come back and write about fun stuff, like books and covers and contests and Underworld by Meg Cabot, which I just finished. So, thanks for hanging with me.

P.P.S. Why yes, I am wearing my Shakespeare shirt today. It says, "Dost thou think that because thou art virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?"


Jennifer Hoffine said...

I forgot, we had a teacher in high school who always held a birthday party for Shakespeare.

Love your t-shirt.

Much Ado has always been my fav.

Unknown said...

Happy Shakespeare bday to you, too! :) I also like Measure for Measure. The Tempest is good, too. SO many other favorites.

Anonymous said...

Happy Shakespeare Day!

AndyFSU said...

I love SHAKESPEARE!! I worked with this blogger...and my personal favorite play is Merchant of Venice. I really understood that one the most and I like the message behind it. But Measure for Measure is also a great one. The university I go to did that for a performance and I was in it.