Columbia College Chicago

April 23, 2014

Happy 450th Birthday William Shakespeare!

William Shakespeare was born (baptized April 26, 1564) and died (April 23, 1616) in the month of April.

Do you need books that analyze and interpret Shakespeare's work?  Looking for copy of one (or all) of his plays or sonnets? Have a hankering to watch a film adaptation of one of the bard's classics?  The library has you covered!

Follow CCC Library's board Shakespeare on Pinterest.

Follow CCC Library's board Shakespeare Film Adaptations on Pinterest.

We've also rounded up some infographics to help you understand the plots, characters and skewering insults! (Personal favorite: "he has not so much brain as ear-wax" - Troilus & Cressida)

Shakespeare Characters A-Z

Anatomy of a Scene PBS - A Midsummer Night's Dream 

Infographic of the tragedies.  (Spoiler alert: everybody dies.)

A Grand Taxonomy of Shakespearean Insults
There are many more Shakespearean resources out there - including 50 everyday phrases attributed to the Bard and 45 Hamlets from stage and screen.  And with that, "give me now leave, to leave thee." - Twelfth Night. 

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