Bard Day celebration offers much to read about

It’s Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, more or less, and all of Twitter is a stage for stories about the immortal one.

There is no time for me to read of Shakespeare morning until night, so I created a list of links pulled from Twitter today for your leisurely reading enjoyment, The first one is my own, so I may be a poor jurist. But all the others I have read or intend to read.

Shakespeare’s plays: Timeless, or full of anachronisms?

https://www.copyediting.com/shakespeares-plays-were-full-anachronisms

 

The Shakespeare sentence that changed my writing – and can change yours

http://www.poynter.org/how-tos/newsgathering-storytelling/248954/the-shakespeare-sentence-that-changed-my-writing-and-can-change-yours-draft/

 

If Shakespeare had written Star Wars

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/08/07/william-shakespeare-star-wars/?utm_content=buffer5318f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

13 everyday phrases that came from Shakespeare

http://www.businessinsider.com/shakespeare-450th-birthday-everyday-phrases-2014-4

 

45 everyday phrases that Shakespeare coined

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/04/23/shakespeare-450-birthday-phrases_n_5197369.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

 

William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday: 50 everyday phrases that came from the Bard

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/william-shakespeares-450th-birthday-50-everyday-phrases-that-came-from-the-bard-9275254.html?utm_content=buffer1b7e1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

20 great Shakespearean insults

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/04/22/william-shakespeare-insults_n_3132259.html

 

6 words from Shakespeare for 2014

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/six-words-from-shakespeare-for-2014/

 

Was Shakespeare aware of the scientific discoveries of his time?

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/was-shakespeare-aware-scientific-discoveries-his-time-180951198/?utm_source=twitter.com&no-ist

 

Was Shakespeare an atheist? Or more of a secular humanist?

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2014/04/shakespeare_and_atheism_what_his_works_tell_us_about_the_playwright_s_religious.html

 

Shakespeare the magazine

http://issuu.com/shakespearemagazine/docs/shakespeare_magazine_01

 

As Shakespeare Turns 450, ‘Hamlet’ Tour Makes The World A Stage

http://www.npr.org/2014/04/23/305897405/as-shakespeare-turns-450-hamlet-tour-makes-the-world-a-stage

 

The year of Lear in New York theater

http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/04-2014/the-year-of-lear-how-a-400-year-old-tragedy-became_68346.html

 

Why Shakespeare belongs in prison

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/04/why-shakespeare-belongs-in-prison/361052/

 

 

Shakespeare’s Unconventional Conventions

http://dictionary.reference.com/slideshows/shakespeare-conventions#iambic-pentameter

 

The Myth of Shakespeare: What is the true preeminence of The Bard?

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117488/william-shakespeare-birthday

 

The books we wouldn’t have had without Shakespeare

http://www.bookish.com/articles/the-books-we-wouldnt-have-without-shakespeare

 

23 things you didn’t know about Shakespeare

http://www.buzzfeed.com/simoncrerar/things-you-did-not-know-about-william-shakespeare?bftw=

 

I present to thee 23 ways to celebrate Mr. Shakespeare’s Birthday.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/sedem/happy-450th-birthday-shakespeare-cjrb

 

10 Shakespeare plays as Sun covers

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/10-shakespeare-plays-as-sun-front-covers

 

Will power: Shakespeare Flipboard

https://flipboard.com/section/will-power-bOb5fn

 

All Shakespeare’s plays in three-panel comics

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/do-you-want-to-see-all-of-shakespeares-plays-in-three-panel

 

And more comics

http://goodticklebrain.com

 

Why the birth of Shakespeare is the birth of modern art

http://bigthink.com/Picture-This/why-the-birth-of-shakespeare-is-the-birth-of-modern-art?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bigthink%2Fmain+%28Big+Think+Main%29#.U1gyZPeM3VI.twitter

 

How well do you know Shakespeare’s plays?

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/04/quiz-shakespeare-plays/

 

Beat the Bard! Shakespeare’s characters fight it out in our interactive game

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/ng-interactive/2014/apr/23/beat-the-bard-shakespeares-characters-fight-it-out-in-our-interactive-game?CMP=twt_gu

 

What is up with thy, thou, thee and thine?

http://www.theyuniversity.net/post/83652518187/what-is-up-with-thy-thou-thee-and-thine

 

The 10 essential screen adaptations

http://www.wordandfilm.com/2014/04/shakespeare-450-years-later-the-10-essential-screen-adaptations/

 

Reading Shakespeare without the sex jokes is the real tragedy

http://www.vox.com/cards/shakespeare-innuendoes-embarrassed-to-read-aloud/reading-shakespeare-without-the-sex-jokes-is-the-real-tragedy

 

Shakespeare: 10 things you didn’t know

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/william-shakespeare/10755197/Shakespeare-10-things-you-didnt-know.html

 

The 11 worst couples Shakespeare ever wrote

http://www.swimmingly.com/relationships/couples/the-11-worst-couples-william-shakespeare-ever-wrote/

 

Reverb: Shakespeare stories

https://helloreverb.com/share/collection/reverb/shakespeare-stories

 

Top 10 Shakespeare books for children

http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2014/apr/22/top-10-andrew-matthews-shakespeare-books

 

450 years of Juliets: On women making Shakespeare

http://www.themillions.com/2014/04/450-years-of-juliets-on-women-making-shakespeare.html

 

Was Shakespeare a good actor?

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/04/shakespeares-brilliant-forgotten-acting-career/361093/

 

Shakespeare’s novel neologisms we still use

http://blog.dictionary.com/shakespeare/

 

William Shakespeare, short and tweet

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2014/04/23/shakespeare_tweets.html

 

Incony questrists: Shakespeare’s ‘rare ornaments’ of the English language

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2011/04/shakespeare-language/

 

It’s Shakespeare’s Birthday and We’ve Got Party Favors!

http://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/blogexcerpts/its-shakespeares-birthday-and-weve-got-party-favors/?utm_source=rss

 

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