Baton Rouge Mayor declares April 24 'Talk Like Shakespeare Day'

Baton Rouge Mayor declares April 24 'Talk Like Shakespeare Day'

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Hark! For the honorable Mayor-President of Baton Rouge Kip Holden doth declare the 24th of April as "Talk Like Shakespeare Day".

The special day, organized by the Playmakers of Baton Rouge in partnership with the GBR Arts Council, LSU School of Theater, the Louisiana Renaissance Faire, and others, will feature a series of Shakespeare-themed events.

"By issuing this proclamation last month, Mayor Holden has allowed Baton Rouge to join the ranks of a number of cities participating in this event across the country. We're thrilled to be partnering with great local arts organization to bring free entertainment and educational opportunities to the community," said Colt Neidhardt, Artistic Director of Playmakers.

The schedule of events is as follows:

  • 11 - 12 p.m. - Louisiana Renaissance Fair
  • 12 - 1:30 p.m. - LSU Theatre presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • 2 p.m. - Official Presentation of Proclamation
  • 2 - 3:15 p.m. - Music by the Soul Jukeboxx
  • 3:15 p.m. - Performance of original Sonnets by Forward Arts
  • 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Music by the Soul Jukeboxx

In order to help you party like its 1599, www.TalkLikeShakespeare.org lists the following helpful tips:

  • Instead of you, say thou or thee. (instead of y’all, say ye.)
  • Men are Sirrah, ladies are Mistress, and your friends are all called Cousin
  • If you need a co-worker to give you a stapler, try saying “Pass yonder stapler.”

The events will take place in the Downtown Baton Rouge, Galvez Stage Area.

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