William Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Here are a few tips from the official website to teach you how to get your Bard on: Instead of you, say thou or thee (and instead of y’all, say ye). Rhymed couplets are all the rage. Men are Sirrah, ladies are Mistress, and your friends are all called Cousin. Instead of cursing, try calling your tormentors jackanapes or canker-blossoms or poisonous bunch-back’d toads. Don’t waste time saying “it,” just … More Hear ye, hear ye! ‘Tis Talk Like Shakespeare Day!
By Alan O’Riordan “Oh shut up, Baldrick – you’d laugh at a Shakespeare comedy.” THAT line, delivered by Rowan Atkinson playing the Elizabethan Edmund Blackadder in the TV comedy, Blackadder, made sense to me as a 14-year-old. At school, we were reading Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1 and laughing, not at the jokes, but at … More Shakespeare is a man for all seasons