On Monday, Mayor Richard Daley is to announce that Thursday, William Shakespeare’s 445th birthday, is to be “Talk Like Shakespeare Day,” an occasion for Chicagoans to import the spoken words of the Bard of Avon into their everyday conversations.
If this is legit, I think it’s wonderful. Shakespeare has always been central to Breakthrough’s efforts to prepare our middle schoolers for the most rigorous high schools in the country. Many of you will be lucky enough to be offering your students their first taste of The Bard.
Maybe a Talk Like Shakespeare Day could be added to your Spirit Weeks?