The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
Oxford Dictionaries blog marked Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with a quiz: “How well do you know Shakespeare’s plays?”
It’s become a bit of a tradition at OxfordWords to set you quizzes about Shakespeare, and it’s a fitting celebration of his 450th birthday to do so again. In the past we’ve asked you to find out how Shakespearean you are, and whether you can spot the difference between Shakespeare and the Bible. We’ll go a bit easier on you this year, and simply want you to answer these questions related to some of Shakespeare’s most famous lines…
Despite how well you did on the quizzes, there is always something new to learn about Shakespeare:
On Friday, May 16, [CFI Toronto] will be hosting a talk by Dan Falk, author of The Science of Shakespeare: a New Look at the Playwright’s Universe. . . .
The book explores the connections between Shakespeare’s novel observations of human nature and the larger scientific revolution that was just then getting underway. Falk argues that the legendary playwright was well aware of the changes in the air, and that he played an important and overlooked role in ushering in a more “modern” way of thinking.