Category Archives: Shakespeare


Shakespeare’s Birthday Thought

“There was a star danced, and under that was I born.”

I am a tad bit busy today. Tomorrow we have two, yes two, birthday parties at our house. First nine little girls come over for butterfly crafts and cupcakes, then six little boys will play race car games and eat more cupcakes. In the midst of all the party preparations, I’ve been remembering the day when a star danced and my sweetpeas came into the world. Oh joy!


Twelfth Night’s Music

If music be the food of love, play on.

By itself, this is a joyous sentence. In context, the opening line from Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night is spoken by Orsino who is frustrated in courtship and wants an overabundance of love so he can lose his appetite for it. The happy interpretation is timely for me. We’ve recently been introducing the pre-schoolers to more music. Now they say, “that’s a fiddle” or “that music is sad.” We dance and smile and tap our toes in the car. Music often plays an important role in Shakespeare’s plays and I hope in our children’s lives too. Play on!