Happy birthday Willy Shakespeare and sadly too, happy death day. So Shakespeare was born on the 23rd of April 1564 and 52 years later died on the same date. That is what happens when you party like there is tomorrow, sometimes there isn't.
We all have so many idioms to thank Shakespeare for as well as all of the plays and poems that we had to endure throughout our school years. I was always sure that he was in my various English classes he would have scoffed as to the purported meaning of his imagery. As for his plays well he would have been a writer of television if he was born in this era. As it was we all have to that his stage prompter for actually writing down the lines for us to be terrorised with all these years later.
Though if you think of it he would have got into hot water in today's mores, what with him having two lovers killing themselves and they being only 13. Schools these days seem to be doing everything within their power in keeping our teenagers happy and well adjusted. As for Taming of the shrew, well that taught all us maidens that a chauvinistic pig was the way to go to find true happiness. It is surprising that a few of these books have not been deemed inappropriate. Poor Darwin is out, but Shakespeare will endure. I wonder if it is due to the fact that people often confuse words within Hamlet to be actual scripture teachings.
So with this bit of wisdom I will wish you a good one.