This Sunday, April 23rd, marks the celebration of the birth/death of William Shakespeare. Whatever one’s personal feelings about the Bard, his works, legacy, and mark on writing as a craft are legendary (perhaps unmatched). Our staff plunges once more unto the breach with some of their favorite Shakespeare quotes, as well as works adapted from his plays and life.

“The better part of valor is discretion.”
– Henry IV, Part 1

Favorite Adaptation: The Bad Sleep Well

“How will this fadge?”
– Twelfth Night

Favorite Adaptation(s): Kiss Me, Kate and Sons of Anarchy

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
– All’s Well That Ends Well

Favorite Adaptation: Shakespeare in Love

From Hamlet –

Favorite Adaptation: Romeo Must Die

From Twelfth Night –

Favorite Adaptation: She’s The Man

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”
– Julius Caesar

Favorite Adaptation: West Side Story

“These violent delights have violent ends.”
– Romeo and Juliet

Favorite Adaptation: Romeo + Juliet

We know what we are now, but know not what we may become.”
– Hamlet

From Measure For Measure –

“To die, to sleep – to sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there’s the rub, for in this sleep of death what dreams may come.”
– Hamlet

Favorite Adaptation: The Lion King

“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.”
– Macbeth

Favorite Adaptation: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

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