“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)