On The Occasion of Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

Happy birthday, Shakespeare!

By Lisa M. Rabey
Systems & Web Librarian

Did you know William Shakespeare coined the phrases, “too much of a good thing” or “kill with kindness”? Or that he invented over 3,000 words? How about that Shakespeare’s plays have been translated into more than 80 languages including Klingon? Even better,  many movies and TV shows  we love such as 10 Things I hate About You (The Taming of the Shrew), She’s the Man (Twelfth Night), Strange Brew (Hamlet), The Lion King (Hamlet), Sons of Anarchy (Hamlet), and Scotland, Pa (Macbeth) are either modern interpretations or heavily influenced by the Bard’s work?

Yep, it’s all (mostly) true!

Today is Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! To celebrate this momentous occassion, below are some ways you can celebrate:

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