Saturday, 23 April 2016

Shakespeare400

Today marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, positively regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. 

For the last two weeks my excitement for today has been unreal, I have been telling everyone I happen to see that Shakespeare died 400 years ago. The responses from people outside of my literature class have been a mixture of eye rolls, raised eyebrows and blank faces. Unless like me you are a literature fanatic, or book lover, or just in general a Shakespeare fan then I can imagine it is hard for outsiders to understand the excite, but for reals I love Shakespeare. I'll admit I haven't read enough of his works, what I have read through my literature lessons I have enjoyed and delved into and it's brought out a deeper passion and understanding for the talent that extraordinary man had.

Some of his works include Macbeth, Hamlet, the very famous Romeo and Juliet with the film adaptation starring a beautiful and youthful Leonardo Dicaprio and an extensive collection of sonnets. 

I am fortunate to live close to London and have found the opportunity to visit The Globe Theatre several times. The theatre is impeccable, full of fantastic history, incredible stories and the building itself is simply exquisite. If you ever find yourself in the city of London, The Globe Theatre is a place that will certainly broaden your mind and throw you deeper into the world of literature! 

Now after thinking about the playwright for a long, long time, I'm going to settle down tonight, turn on BBC2 to watch the exclusive Shakespeare Live, celebrating the anniversary as a national event!

Just a quick short post about my obsessive love for everything Shakespeare, soz.

What are some of your favourite quotes from his works?