Today is Shakespeare’s Birthday


Title page William Shakespeare's First Folio 1623

The Bard is 447 today.  Why not go to a pub and toast him with an English beer or ale.  Maybe play a game of darts while you are there and hurl Shakespearean insults at your opponents.  Here are some of his quotes that you can use.

There’s no room for faith, truth, nor honesty in this bosom of thine. It is all filled up with guts and midriff.
-Taken from: Henry IV, part I

Would thou wert clean enough to spit upon!

Thou bootless doghearted hugger-mugger!

Thou loggerheaded motley-minded joithead!

Thou jarring beetle-headed knave!

Lady Disdain! Are you yet living?  

Thou misbegotten bat-fowling foot-licker!

Asses are made to bear, and so are you. 

Thou fobbing dread-bolted popinjay!

Thou surly unchin-snouted haggard!

Thou spongy spur-galled baggage!

Thou burly-boned base-court hugger-mugger!

[Thou art] spacious in the possesion of dirt.
-Taken from: Hamlet

If you watch the video below, you will see why it’s relevant to this post.

For the more serious in mind:

Below Nureyv and Fonteyn dance Romeo and Juliet.

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