This is probably one of those “you have to be there” stories but I’m enjoying the heck out of it. I set up my kids with MicroShakespeare on their Kindle devices. This includes a Shakespeare trivia game. It’s unfortunate that a number of the questions have incorrect answers (as discussed in my review, and responded to by the developer) but it’s still a hoot.
So, you have to picture the scene. I’ve got 2 little geeklets (the boy, at 5, doesn’t quite have the reading skills yet to play properly) wandering around the house shouting out Shakespeare questions to me, usually simultaneously. You ever see one of those sitcom episodes where the character dreams he’s on a game show and you get that scene where it’s just question and question being blasted at him, and he answers them all correctly? That’s my house this morning.
“When was the First Folio published?”
“Where do the words Curst be he that moves my bones appear?”
“How many sonnets did Shakespeare write?”
“What was the last play Shakespeare wrote before he died?”
“1623! His grave! 154! The Tempest!”
I’m loving it. 🙂
Oh, and the best part? The part that they don’t even realize is happening? That’s the part where the 7yr old asks a question, and the 9yr old answers it instead of me. They’re learning!