It’s William’s Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! If you know anything about the beloved playwright, you know it is also the anniversary of his death. (Tough break!) Celebrating The Bard’s birthday and life calls to mind just how much he contributed to the English language, literature, theater, and really, life itself!
In honor of him, We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Shakespeare quotes and links to some fun Shakespeare filled activities.
– Much Ado About Nothing (June 3rd-July 6th)
– King Lear (July 22nd-August 17th)
If you’re in Boston, check out Shakespeare at Fenway.
Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday tonight with the New York Shakespeare Exchange!
“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them”. – Twelfth Night, Act II, Scene V
“No legacy is so rich as honesty.” –All’s Well that Ends Well, Act III scene V
“This above all: to thine own self be true”. – Hamlet, Act I, Scene III
“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.” –Julius Ceaser, Act II, Scene II
“Brevity is the soul of wit”. – Hamlet, Act II, Scene II
“Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.” –Measure for Measure, Act I scene IV
“You pay a great deal too dear for what’s given freely”. – A Winter’s Tale, Act I, Scene I
“Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; The thief doth fear each bush an officer”. – King Henry IV, Act V, Scene VI.
“Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand’ring bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.” –Sonnet 116