Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Governor Proclaims April 23rd as Talk Like Shakespeare Day

The Governor proclaims April 23rd as Talk Like Shakespeare Day across the state of Nebraska: 

Omaha, NE (April, 2018) – Pete Ricketts and citizens of Nebraska have joined theatres and communities around the country to celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday by declaring April 23rd as Talk Like Shakespeare Day. Shakespeare’s writing has impacted novelists and poets, and his influence extends from literature to present day movies, philosophy, and the English language itself.

To commemorate these contributions, Nebraskans are invited on April 23rd to have fun by including Shakespearean words or phrases into everyday speech, to read a Shakespearean play, or try their hand at writing a sonnet. Talk Like Shakespeare Day is part of a month-long celebration of Shakespeare’s writing hosted by Nebraska Shakespeare. In addition to the holiday, the month’s activities include a sonnet writing competition and a staged reading, on April 22nd, of the rarely-produced Edward III.


Ongoing through April:
The Anne Dittrick Sonnet Writing Contest offers adults, middle school students, and high school students the opportunity to learn to write a Shakespearean sonnet. Winning authors will receive prizes and have their sonnets featured at Shakespeare On The Green.

April 22nd, 3 PM, at Corkscrew – Blackstone:
Join Nebraska Shakespeare as a team of talented actors explore Shakespeare’s Edward III, followed by an interactive discussion.

April 23rd
Speak’st thou with love on thy lips and full life in thy heart! The Governor proclaimed April 23rd (Shakespeare's Birthday) as Talk Like Shakespeare Day across the state! Celebrate Shakespeare's language with tips and activities for the classroom, at work, or just for fun throughout the day!

Additional information about Talk Like Shakespeare Day, including tips and activities, as well as the other events celebrating Shakespeare’s writing can be found online at www.nebraskashakespeare.com or by emailing info@nebraskashakespeare.com.

Under the leadership of Executive Director, Mary Ann Bamber; Artistic Director, Vincent Carlson-Brown; and the Board of Directors, Nebraska Shakespeare’s mission is to create entertaining, challenging productions as well as immersive educational experiences that connect our diverse community to Shakespeare's exploration of what it means to be human. On stage, in the classroom and through collaborative partnerships, we create, engage, and inspire. Now in its 32nd year, Nebraska Shakespeare serves 40,000 individuals annually through performances and educational forums. NebraskaShakespeare.com