National Talk Like Shakespeare Day


“Have more than thou showest,

Speak less than thou knowest,

Lend less than thou owest.”

— “King Lear” – Act 1, Scene 4

By William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

English poet, playwright, and actor

So, hey you! Er, uh.. I mean, Hark thee!

Dost thou knoweth how ye might

Speaketh in Shakespearean times?

Nay, this mistress was absent all right,

Yet she tryeth to maketh some rhymes!

‘Tis true. William Shakespeare, the Bard himself, ’twas born on April 23, 1564 and, perhaps only as England’s most famous poet and playwright might doeth, he passed on April 23, 1616. The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre initiated this annual celebration, so goeth ahead… giveth it a go! Ye might at least laugheth.

(Photo by Taha)

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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