Uncle Bill Shakespeare...Alive and Well!

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The importance of Shakespeare - BBC Breakfast 5/7/2012
 

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Horrible Histories - Shakespeare goes to school - CBBC


 

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James Armytaj reads William Shakespeare's Sonnet 130. An... interesting take on loving devotion.

Sonnet 130, William Shakespeare - Valentine's Advent
 

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The Taming of the Groundhog: Shakespearean and Modern Views of Relationships (LINK)


The Shakespeare play “The Taming of the Shrew” deals with male and societal expectations in relationships. Petruchio (one of the main characters) hears about Katherine, that she does not want to get married, and that she is a strong independent woman and is kind of like a “shrew” hence the name of the play. Petruchio is up for the challenge of making Katherine more lady like. He talks to Katherine's dad (Baptista) and hears that there will be a pretty large dowry involved if he marries Katherine since Katherine is already kind of old and Baptista really wants Bianca, his youngest daughter, to get married. Lucentio who is another main male lead character goes to Padua originally to study Philosophy, but sees Bianca and wants to pursue her and stop studying philosophy.

A more modern view of male and societal expectations in relationships is in the movie “Groundhog Day”.

 

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"William Valentine "Bill" Shakespeare (September 27, 1912 – January 17, 1974) was an American football player. He played at the halfback position, and also handled punting, for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football teams from 1933 to 1935. He gained his greatest acclaim for throwing the winning touchdown pass as time ran off the clock in Notre Dame's 1935 victory over Ohio State, a game that was voted the best game in the first 100 years of college football. Shakespeare was selected as a consensus first-team All-American in 1935 and was posthumously inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983. Sharing the same name as "The Bard of Avon", Shakespeare earned nicknames including "The Bard of Staten Island", "The Bard of South Bend", and "The Merchant of Menace."


"The Merchant of Menace."
 
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