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Why Study Shakespeare?

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Kelsey Winton

on 17 April 2013

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Why read Shakespeare?
He died over 400 years ago. His words, sonnets, and plays
still relate to us today
•A laughing stock (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
•A sorry sight (Macbeth)
•As dead as a doornail (Henry VI)
•Eaten out of house and home (Henry V, Part 2)
•Fair play (The Tempest)
•I will wear my heart upon my sleeve (Othello)
•In a pickle (The Tempest)
•In the twinkling of an eye (The Merchant Of Venice)
•Mum's the word (Henry VI, Part 2)
•Neither here nor there (Othello)
•Send him packing (Henry IV)
•There's method in my madness (Hamlet)
•Too much of a good thing (As You Like It)
•Vanish into thin air (Othello) Shakespeare in our music: Shakespeare in our movies... Twelfth Night The Taming of the Shrew Hamlet Othello Shakespeare in our video games: Names for characters such as Puck, Duncan,
Cinna, Marcus PS3 commercial plays off a Henry V speech Sims 2 creates "Veronaville" Band name inspired by Shakespeare's play BNL created the soundtrack for As You Like It Zac Brown Band performs "Ophelia" (song inspired by Hamlet) Shakespeare in our conversations: He's everywhere!!!!! BUT Shakespeare wrote about themes applicable to human life. Shakespeare's plays are still read and performed worldwide, He's also influenced our entertainment industry Look how Shakespeare has influenced the world we live in today! Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare in Television Star Trek has the most references to Shakespeare out of any other TV series. http://movies.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=70137550&trkid=3325854 Jimmy Neutron: Out, Darn Spotlight -- Macbeth in Space
Pay close attention! What do you think Macbeth is going to be about? Speaking of Macbeth! Reduced Shakespeare Company CliffNotes Video: Macbeth
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