The Compulsive Reader: Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

Today is William Shakespeare's 449th birthday! This year, I have had the privilege of helping coordinate the annual Shakespeare Fest in my town with two friends. I won't be acting, but I will be reciting one of my favorite sonnets, Sonnet 116:
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
    If this be error and upon me proved,
    I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
What's your favorite drama or sonnet by Shakespeare?


LinWash said...

Macbeth is my absolute favorite. It's got everything: treachery, witches, prophecies of doom, war, murder. What's not to love????

Farah @ Broken Penguins said...

Midsummers Night Dream. It's so much fun. Who doesn't love/hate Puck? Plus I saw it at Shakespeare's Globe when I visited London, England. So freakin' awesome.

Farah @ Broken Penguins

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It's so much fun.