today is the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare being born
This month the theme is #urbanread, and that is an excellent fit for Shakespeare.
Coriolanus had problems in cities.
For King Lear, the urban space was his home
As it was in Much ado about nothing
The sonnets can also be explored in an urban setting
and The merchant of Venice
You can participate in TweetSpeare – matching words on twitter with the word in Shakespeare’s plays, or IAM_Shakespeare which tweets every line in every play by Shakespeare. The complete works are online.
What is your favourite #urbanread from Shakespeare?