Shakespeare: The Legacy

Well, that about wraps up Shakespeare Month! Let's just take a quick look at Shakespeare's incredibly prolonged afterlife:

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I'll just end Shakespeare Month with these random thoughts:

  • Don't take Shakespeare too seriously. Enjoy him. 
  • There is no right or wrong way to perform or consume Shakespeare.
  • You're allowed not to like Shakespeare.
  • If you think Shakespeare is difficult to understand, or boring, that doesn't make you stupid or uncultured.
  • Shakespeare's plays aren't necessarily perfect or universal... 
  • ...unless you want them to be.
  • Don't take Shakespeare too seriously. Enjoy him. 

That's it for Shakespeare Month! I'm taking next week off but will be back here on May 8 with all new Shakespeare comics for you! 

Shakespeare: The Lost Years

It's SHAKESPEARE MONTH here at Good Tickle Brain! Today we take a look at one of the most exciting period in Shakespeare's life: that seven-year gap when we have no documentation as to his activites and can thus imagine him doing ANYTHING.

I kind of love it that we don't know exactly what Shakespeare was doing during this time. It's nice to have a few unanswered questions. 

Tune in Thursday to see Shakespeare's triumphant emergence in London! 

Shakespeare: The Youth

It's SHAKESPEARE MONTH! Let's continue our journey through the timeline of Shakespeare's life with today's installment taking a closer look at Shakespeare's salad days in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Tune in next week to find out all about those missing seven years!

Shakespeare: The Timeline

It's April, which means it's SHAKESPEARE MONTH! All month I'll be running a series of biographical Shakespeare comics. Now, I'd like to state up front that I'm not a Shakespeare historian: I'm a Shakespeare cartoonist, and the two are very different things. So if there's something glaringly incorrect, I apologize in advance.

(And no, saying Shakespeare wrote the plays attributed to him is not glaringly incorrect. Go find an Oxfordian stick figure comic to follow or something.)

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Tune in for the next installment on Thursday!