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today is the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare being born

April 23, 2014

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?


Ellen Forsyth

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