WAYS TO CELEBRATE THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF SHAKESPEARE'S DEATH
#shakespeare400 is a thing, guys.. and not just because I said so.
- •Download the Shakespeare app.All of Shakespeare's plays, sonnets and poems on your phone for free! https://appsto.re/us/yUu_q.i
- •Listen to a sonnet.. Or five.Here's an awesome Spotify playlist devoted to Shakespeare's poetry. https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/18uLNnbFxvQhr8gnytJlYJ
- •Watch a play.In the US, PBS has various Shakespeare plays available online; right now you can watch Hamlet (with David Tennant and Patrick Stewart) for free. In the UK, you'll be able to watch all sorts of things on iPlayer this Saturday, including David Tennant as Richard II. (I'm not jealous at all. 😜)
- •Experience what Shakespeare's accent may have sounded like.The results may surprise you. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9143302/How-should-Shakespeare-really-sound.html
- •Learn from a podcast.Full disclosure :: I am not much of a podcast listener, but I listened to a couple from the Folger Shakespeare Library this weekend, and I loved them. https://itun.es/us/F4pHab.c
- •Brush up on your Shakespearian insults and unleash all your scathing wit on the next person who is dumb enough to cross you.@BuzzFeed has a great list here, along with cat pictures - so, basically, perfection! http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/shakespearean-insults-to-use-in-everyday-life#.ybm02jlNL
- •Make up your own words.Shakespeare did it - you can too! SHAKESPEARE WOULD HAVE ADULTED TOO
- •Check out #Shakespeare400 on Twitter.People are pulling out all the stops, tweeting quotes, articles and news about events this week/weekend.