April 20, 2009
Chicago sets Shakespeare talking day
Chicagoans take heed, be wary how you place your words this Thursday, for the mayor declared it
Talk Like Shakespeare Day to mark the bard's 445th birthday.
Mayor Richard Daley said the event is designed for the city's inhabitants
to bring the spoken words of Shakespeare into their daily lives, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday.
To assist with the event, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater has created TalkLikeShakespeare.org to give participants a crash course in the playwright's lingo, including replacing
thou and the importance of rhyming couplets.
Schools in the Chicago area have also jumped on the
Talk Like Shakespeare bandwagon, with many classes scheduled to engage in Shakespeare-themed games and activities.