Happy Shakespeare Day!

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April 23rd is the day traditionally celebrated as William Shakespeare’s birthday! (And also the 400th anniversary of his death, but that’s not as happy). Shakespeare has been a huge part of my life for many years. My mom is an English major and former teacher, and she brought us up on Shakespeare’s plays from a young age. We read them together, write about them, go to see them, and occasionally even perform in them. Because of that, it was hard to pick just one image to celebrate the amazing Bard of Stratford.

Ultimately, I chose to do a poster-like painting of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It was the first Shakespeare play that I ever read, the first one I saw live, and my sister played Helena in a Shakespeare workshop with our theatre group. This story of fairies, enchanted forests, and the rocky road of love has a very special place in my heart. 🙂

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Happy Shakespeare Day!

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