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Great Shakes! It's a good day to celibrate the Bard of Avon!

Posted on: Apr 20, 2009 @ 4:27:21 pm

Chicago’s Mayor Richard Daley announced Monday that Thursday, April 23, William Shakespeare's 445th birthday, is to be Talk Like Shakespeare Day, Chicagoans are supposed to toss out lines from Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.

At UCF, you do not have to speak in iambic pentameter to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday.

At http://library.ucf.edu/Databases, near the top of the page, select “English” from the drop down menu of database subject lists, and a number of databases will be displayed, so that you can find some wonderful scholarly material about Shakespeare.

Or use the catalog to find a book about Shakespeare or one of his plays.

Or use the catalog’s advanced search to find “Shakespeare” and “Video (DVD)” ---take home a DVD and see a little Shakespeare in the comfort of your own home. You can find some films like West Side Story and 10 Things I Hate About You to see those Shakespearean themes and plots translated to modern times---or one of his plays, beautifully acted.

Happy 445th, William!

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