Somehow the Bard and (Ne)Braska just do not seem to go together very well. But there are some actors in the Good Life state that would like to change that. Since this week happens to be Shakespeare’s birthday, what a better time to find out more?
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I stumbled upon the Nebraska Shakespeare Company when I was flipping channels a few months back. NET Public Television featured this outstanding theater company as part of their “Nebraska Stories” program. If you have 10-15 minutes, the program is worth watching. I love how they are bringing Old English to Nebraska.
Since Wednesday is considered to be Shakespeare’s birthday – his 450th one to be precise- what a great day to throw a party! Celebrations will be happening across the “Globe” (:-) ), along with Talk Like Shakespeare Day. If you can attempt to sound like you are a Shakespearean actor, you may qualify for free food and prizes. I will post any places I come across on my Facebook page in the next day or two. There also happens to be a sonnet contest! Talk Like Shakespeare is a national site where you can find out even more.