Now this makes me really disappointed that I’m not going to be with you today—it’s not just Shakespeare’s birthday, it’s National Talk Like Shakespeare Day. National Day Calendar suggests “We can speak like Shakespeare by substituting thou, thee and ye for you and they. Rhyming couplets and creative insults were his particular favorites,” but I know you can do better than that. I’ll look forward to hearing what creative phrases you come up with. There’s more to see and hear at Shakespeare 400 Chicago and at the #TalkLikeShakespeareDay hashtag.