Monday, April 10, 2017

Talk Like Shakespeare Day 2017!

Sunday, April 23rd, has been proclaimed Talk Like Shakespeare Day across the state of Nebraska. Nebraska Shakespeare invites all to honor the Bard on his 453rd birthday by having fun with Shakespeare's language.

1. Instead of you, say thou or thee.

2. Rhymed couplets are all the rage.

3. Men are called Sirrah, ladies are Mistress, and your friends are all called Cousin

4. Instead of cursing, try calling your tormentors jackanapes or canker-blossoms 
or poisonous bunch-back’d toads.

5. Don’t waste time saying it, just use the letter “t” (t’is, t’will, I’ll do’t).

6. Verse for lovers, prose for ruffians, songs for clowns

7. When in doubt add the letters “eth” to the end of verbs (he runneth, he trippeth,
he falleth).

8. To add weight to your opinions, try starting them with methinks, mayhaps,
or wherefore.

9. When wooing ladies: try comparing her to a summer’s day. If that fails, say 
“Get thee to a nunnery!”

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.


Bard's Bargains:
  • Talk Like Shakespeare at Aksarben Cinema and receive a small popcorn for just $2.
  • Visit Starbucks Coffee (72nd and 114th Street locations) for special Bard-inspired drinks.
  • Talk Like Shakespeare at Long Dog Fat Cat for special deals and treats for your pets.
Sonnet Reading:
  • Visit Swartz’s Delicatessen & Bagels in  Countryside Village Shopping Center (8718 Pacific St.) at 2:00 PM when sonnets will be read.
(Bar) Crawl Like Shakespeare:
  • Nebraska Shakespeare is teaming up with local bars and breweries to bring you Bard-inspired drinks. Partners include Benson Brewery (6059 Maple St.), Brickway Brewery (1116 Jackson St.), Corkscrew Wine & Cheese (3908 Farnam St.), Crescent Moon (3578 Farnam St.), Farnam House Brewing (3558 Farnam St.), Krug Park (6205 Maple St.), and The Moonstruck Meadery (2221 Madison St.).  Check back for more details.

Visit for more information and ways to participate in Talk Like Shakespeare Day.

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