Our 9th grade Honors English teacher held a scavenger hunt today to mark Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. One of the tasks was to recite a line of Shakespeare’s verse to an English teacher and see if the teacher knew the play. Students rushed in and out of my office posing quotes to the teachers working during their planning period:
- “List, List, O…List”
- “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow…”
- “Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war…”
We responded just as quickly as they rattled off the lines
“How do you know this stuff?” a student muttered as she stared at the quote.
“It’s like shooting fish in a barrel,” a teacher replied.
“Oh….did he write that one too?” the student asked brightly.
Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!