Happy 454th Birthday, William Shakespeare! 🎂

Posted: April 23, 2018 | Admin

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The work of William Shakespeare has had an immeasurable influence over the english language. So, at the grand old age of 454, how would he have adapted to contemporary developments in the language?

Would his characters be adding to their Snap Story while on stage? Perhaps Romeo would have been Juliet’s perfect boyfriend of Instagram?!

He may even have used emoji’s 🙈.

Decipher and guess where these famous Shakesperean quotes are from!

For example: “All that ✨ is not 🏆.”

“All that glisters is not gold” ~ ‘The Merchant of Venice’, Act 2, Scene 7


Your turn! 

“Give every man thy 👂but few thy 🗣.”

“Is this a 🗡 which I see before me, The handle toward my 🤚?”

“Now is the ❄️☃️🎄 of our discontent, Made glorious ⛱ by this ☀️ of York.”

“If 🎵🎶 be the 🌮🌭🍎 of ❤️, play on.”

“To 🐝, or not to 🐝; that is the ❓; Whether ’tis nobler in the 🧠 to suffer; The slings and 🏹 of outrageous 💰💵, Or to take arms against a 🌊 of troubles.”

“Why, then the 🌎’s mine oyster, Which I with ⚔️ will open.”

(scroll down for the answers 👇)

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Answers 🎭

“Give every man thy ear but few thy voice.” ~ ‘Hamlet’, Act 1, Scene 3

“Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?” ~ ‘Macbeth’, Act 2, Scene 1

“Now is the winter of our discontent, Made glorious summer by this sun of York.” ~Richard III, Act 1, Scene 1

“If music be the food of love, play on.”  ~ ‘Hamlet’,  Act 2, Scene 2

“To be, or not to be; that is the question; Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer; The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles.” ~ ‘Twelfth Night’,  Act 1, Scene 1

“Why, then the world‘s mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.” ~ ‘The Merry Wives Of Windsor’, Act 3, Scene 1

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