By Susan Fishburn
In Other News – Week of April 21
Have your friends and family been talking to you in what sounds like a different language? Maybe it’s because this week we celebrated “Talk Like William Shakespeare Day” on April 23rd. So it’s time to get in the groove, or as Bill would say “It’s timeth to starteth reading!”
Facts On File Companion to Shakespeare, 1st Edition, Facts on File, 2013
Everything you would ever want to know about William Shakespeare in a five-volume set. Poems and plays presented by active Shakespearean scholars who have a love of the man and his works
Authors of the Medieval and Renaissance Eras: 1100 to 1660, 1st Edition, Britannica Educ. Publishing, 2014
Who were the authors from around the world whose works have had an enduring impact on global literacy? It’s quite a list, including William Shakespeare. Other giants on the list were Chaucer, de Cervantes and Milton, all of whom have laid the foundation for today’s literature, drama and poetry.
The Life and Times of William Shakespeare, 1st Edition, Britannica Educational Publishing, 2013
Not sure if it’s Shakespeare’s influence or the hunk on the cover – regardless this literary “rockstar” has made an impact on the world of drama and poetry. Read how the sweeping changes in England’s politics, language and culture were the inspiration for many of this Bard’s finest works.
The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight, 2013 Edition, Rough Guides, 2013
You know the saying “walk a mile in their shoes”. Well here’s your chance to put on Shakespeare’s shoes and travel the land where he’s from. Rough Guides provide practical advice on what to see and do, along with information on where to sleep, eat and explore. Strap on your backpack and keep your eyes open for “The Merry Wives of Windsor”.
About the Author
Susan is a “beach” girl at heart. She has a degree in Child Development and Sociology from Albion College and is a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, even when they’re losing!