Monkeys are smart. Though they haven't created cars or trains or weapon, they are educated through simplicity. They flourish on what they have, and if something doesn't work, they don't give up, but they evolve to overcome it. Like monkeys, Shakespeare had no thesaurus, no dictionary, no laptop and no editor. But when he came to a spot where he was at loss for words, he made up his own words. Through practice, perseverance and certainly trial and error, he created works that will last forever.

I am a 13 year old kid who is trying to read and attend live performances of all 37 Shakespeare plays (plus 3 possible collaborations) in 2 years. This is a record of my experiences.

I am now a 19 year old college freshmen at Northwestern University, pursuing a degree in Theatre. The spark of love for Shakespeare that began this blog has grown into a roaring fire. That fire burns a little bit brighter each day. This is where it all began.


Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Shakespeare!!

To celebrate William Shakespeare's 446th birthday, the entire city of Chicago is having Lets Talk Like Shakespeare day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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In recognition of Shakespeare’s 446th birthday, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley announced that today, Friday, April 23, is Talk Like Shakespeare Day—an occasion for citizens to bring the spoken words of Shakespeare into their daily lives. Get in on the act by visiting, the virtual home base for revelers around the world—share your stories, photos, videos and favorite "Shakespeariences."

1 comment:

  1. Edward, did you participate in Shakespeare Day by
    1) talking all day as shakespeare did, even if you were not in Chicago (not necessarily at school..but i.e.. to your Dad...:-)
    2) uploaded your blog to the website?