Friday, April 10, 2015

Talk Like Shakespeare - AT SCHOOL edition

It's almost Talk Like Shakespeare Day.  Here are some
ways to participate at your school
Announce It! Invite students, teachers, and
staff to participate in Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

(Shakespearean Announcement)
Classroom Resources:

-Share and discuss the Talk Like Shakes Cheat-Sheet with your class.
-Discuss the Pronouns used in Early Modern English and apply
them to contemporary sentences.
-Hand out THIS LIST of 450 words coined by Shakespeare.
-Hand out the Shakespeare Insult Sheet and have students pick
a word from each column preceded by "Thou".
Make Your Own Shakespearean Ruff (Collar)

Three feet of adding machine paper
(you can also cut regular paper to 2" wide and tape it together)

Thin ribbon
(or string, or the tape from a now-redundant VHS)

A single-hole puncher

Fold the adding machine paper, accordion-style, about 2 inches
per fold. When folded, punch a hole in the middle of the paper.
Thread ribbon through the hole. Then, wrap ruff around
your neck and tie ribbon at the back.
Make your William Shakespeare Mask!

Write a Sonnet!
Try your hand at writing a sonnet (here's how).  
Do it for fun or enter our Sonnet Contest

After School, visit eCreamery for a deal on ice cream,
just for talking Like Shakespeare! Or visit another of our
Bard's Bargains Participants for deals on April 23rd

Or, make up your own way to participate in 
Talk Like Shakespeare Day, like our friends at King Science did.

Don't forget to join us this summer for As You Like It and Othello 
at Shakespeare On The Green. June 18th through July 5th. LEARN MORE

Talk Like Shakespeare - AT WORK edition!

Talk Like Shakespeare Day is just around the corner.  
(How to Talk Like Shakespeare)

Here are a handful of ways to get in on the event
even if you're stuck  working:
Bid "good morrow" to the folks at Starbucks and
start your day off with a free coffee. Or visit another of our
many Bard's Bargains Participants for deals
throughout the day.
Inspire your coworkers with Shakespeare's words
or have fun insulting one another!
-10 Quotes for the Entrepreneur
-Shakespearean Insult Generator
Challenge yourself during a break with the
Shakespeare Crossword Puzzle
Create your own William Shakespeare Mask!

Or just have fun talking like Shakespeare!

Don't forget to join us this summer for As You Like It and Othello 
at Shakespeare On The Green.  June 18th through July 5th. LEARN MORE

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Talk Like Shakespeare Day - BARDS BARGAINS!

Greet the day with "Good Morrow." 
Receive a button and special deals/freebies when you visit 
our partners on April 23 with a Shakespearean greeting or phrase:
Starbucks Coffee (72nd & Dodge) is offering
a free coffee on Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

Jones Bros. Cupcakes (Aksarben) is offering a secret 
cupcake of the day on Talk Like Shakespeare Day! 
After 10:00 am go to Jones Bros Cupcakes facebook or
Nebraska Shakespeare facebook to find the phrase
to receive a cupcake anytime after 11:30 am.

Long Dog Fat Cat (90th & Center and Village Pointe)
is offering 20% off your total purchase!
Nutrishop is offering 25% off for new customers and
15% off for existing clients. Both Locations!

Tasty Pastry (54th and Leavenworth) is offering a
free pizza if you say the phrase -
"Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers."

eCreamery (Dundee) is $2 single scoops
on Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

Aksarben Cinema is offering hot dogs, popcorn,
and soda for $2.00 each on Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Sgt. Peffer's (1501 Saddlecreek) is holding a Talk Like Shakespeare
contest.  Enter to win a dinner for two!

Bellevue Vision Clinic (Harlan Drive) is offering 
free bottles of eyeglass cleaner of Talk Like Shakespeare Day.

Corpuz Family Dentistry (138th & Q) is offering
tooth brush, koozie, or a parassin hand wax.

And don't forget to get your Talk Like Shakes Pins
at any of our Talk Like Shakespeare Partners!

Don't forget to join us this summer for As You Like It and Othello 
at Shakespeare On The Green. June 18th through July 5th. LEARN MORE

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 23 is Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

This year's Talk Like Shakespeare Day includes events and
deals just for Talking Like Shakespeare and, of course,
the kick-off of the annual Sonnet Writing Contest.
Community Engagement Center at UNOmaha,
directly South of UNO Bell Tower.

From 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Interactive events, live performances, and more

(Free parking right next to the Bell Tower,
password "Shakespeare")
At 5:30 pm a free Lute Concert by Kenneth Bé,
original music from the time of Queen Elizabeth and Shakespeare.
Bard's Bargains
Receive a button and special deals/freebies when
you visit our partners on April 23 with a Shakespeare phrase:

Starbucks (72nd & Dodge), Jones Bros. Cupcakes
(Aksarben Village), The Market Basket (Loveland Center
new location), Long Dog Fat Cat (Village Point & 90th Center),
Nutrishop (444 N 76th), Tasty Pastry (5423 Leavenworth),
eCremery (Dundee), Aksarben Cinema (Aksarben Village),
Sgt. Peffer's (1501 S. Saddle Creek Rd),
Bellevue Vision Clinic (370 & Wilshire Dr. Bellevue).

Check out our facebook page on April 23 for details