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Methinks Thou Dost Protest Too Much

By Jenny Coon Peterson April 23rd, 2009

I've been a big fan of Shakespeare since first reading "Measure for Measure" as a freshman in high school. I've read most of Willy's works and have seen them performed on stage countless times (including "Richard III" at London's Globe Theatre " unforgettable).

But, even if you're not the Bard's biggest fan, it's easy to get behind "Talk Like Shakespeare Day" this Thursday. The day was announced by Chicago mayor Richard Daley to celebrate Big Willy's 445th birthday, generally marked as April 23, 1564. Who cares if we're not in Chicago, I'm going to spend the day with my "thous" and "wherefores" and maybe a few "fies."

Need some help? Check out the Talk Like Shakespeare Web site or the Shakespeare Insult Generator. Next time someone calls you an idiot, you can call them a "spleeny urchin-snouted hag-seed!"

To hear Willy-speak locally, getteth thou down to thy local Myriad Botanical Gardens for the summer season of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park.

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