Shakespeare comes to Grand Island!
Did you know that William Shakespeare invented hundreds of words and phrases? I knew that he invented some, but wasn’t aware of how many. On Friday, when I got to see a performance of “The Bard’s in Your Yard” at Grand Island’s Nike Base, I found out some of the words and phrases that William Shakespeare invented. Here are some of the words: laughable, satisfying, silliness, unreal, puking, dislocate, cold blooded, and cold hearted.
How about these phrases? Did you know that Shakespeare invented them?
- melted into thin air
- too much of a good thing
- the green-eyed monster of jealousy
- All that glitters is not gold
- The world is your oyster
- It’s all Greek to me
- wild goose chase
- love is blind
- wear your heart on your sleeve
Did you know that, in Shakespeare’s time, men played the roles of men, and boys played the roles of women? And sometimes, it was more complicated than that! Boys played women who were disguised as men. Men played men who were disguised as women who were disguised as men? Complicated? Yes, but fun! It was Shakespeare!
The production lasted for an hour and, as one of the characters said, it ended “happily and gorily to make them come back for morily!”