Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Shakespeare Contest!

Since today is William Shakespeare's birthday and he would be 444 years old, I thought I would do a little Shakespeare Give-away!

I have a copy of Will In The World How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt that I would love to give to a lucky reader!

Here are the rules:

  • Leave an answer to this question in the comment section of this post: What would you write on Shakespeare's birthday card?
  • The winner will be drawn randomly from my blue and white English teapot.
  • The drawing will be Wednesday, 30 April 2008 at 4pm pst.
  • If you would like, please feel free to tell me your favorite Shakespeare play, sonnet, poem, or line (and post it, if you want to!), or even favorite Shakespearean Insult!

Good luck!
I hope good luck lies in odd numbers. There is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death.
-William Shakespeare
The Merry Wives of Windsor. Act v. Sc.


Nicole said...

OH NO! I totally missed the deadline! I have been so bogged down with semester end and a huge work project, that it just slipped my mind.

Still, if I were writing a birthday card to my favorite playwright, I might word it something like:

Dearest Will,

On this day we celebrate your life and accomplishments. It is because of you that my desire for literature was fueled. Your careful work has been my study, and I can never thank you enough for all you have taught me.

Have a wonderful birthday!

All my adoration,

Lady Jane said...

Yay, Nicole! I'm so glad someone entered and I'm happy to say you are the winner! :) So, please send me your mailing address at! Fabulous birthday card!