HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WILL!
A.D. Bryanne baked a birthday cake to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday, and the cast sang 'happy birthday' as Director Lyds cut it.
It took all of 10 seconds for the cast to demolish it!
On this occasion it is timely to remember that his plays are still the pinnacle, his poetry among the finest and many phrases he coined are still in wide usage. There is just no escaping the Bard; his influence on the English language has stood the test of time thus far, with little sign of relenting. Even those who "don't do Shakespeare" speak his words in their daily lives. Most of us will have quoted the playwright thousands of times without knowing it. Ever had "too much of a good thing" (As You Like It) or enjoyed the "Knock, Knock" joke "Knock knock! Who's there?" ( Macbeth) Perhaps friends have "eaten (you) out of house and home" (Henry IV, Part II) or you’ve used the phrases "Mum's the word" (Henry VI, Part II) "A wild goose chase" (Romeo and Juliet) "There's the rub" or "There's method in my madness" (both from Hamlet).
These are just a handful of well-used sayings that come courtesy of Shakespeare.