All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts
~William Shakespeare, As You Like It
The British Council is marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016. These two videos came from that celebration of his work, Shakespeare Lives:
Under the greenwood tree
Who loves to lie with me,
And tune his merry note
Unto the sweet bird's throat —
Come hither, come hither, come hither!
Here shall he see
But winter and rough weather.
A seize-the-day quote from Twelfth Night:
What is love? 'Tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
What's to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty;
Then come kiss me, sweet-and-twenty:
Youth's a stuff will not endure.
And here's a Romeo and Juliet bonus:
Live Your Poem has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Irene!