In honor of our moms, this week we imagine what Mother’s Day cards might have been like from Shakespeare’s characters. Shakespeare is a bit like Disney in not giving us very many mothers to work with, but we do our best.
Happy Mother’s Day!
“Dearest Mother, I can not begin to tell you how thankful I am that you did not pluck your nipple from my toothless gums and dash my brains out.”
“Mom, I know you don’t always like to express just how much you care about me, but I know you do because you died of grief at the end of our play. Offstage of course. Love, Romeo.”
“To The Woman Who Raised Me As If I Were Her Own Daughter, I’m totally crushing on your son Bertram, could help me hook that up?”
“What would I do for you, Mother? I would spare Rome, even if you did embarrass me in front of Aufidius and his friends.”
“For A Wonderful Mother-In-Law on Mother’s Day. Sorry about the Tybalt thing Mrs. Capulet, I totally understand why you tried to have me executed.”
“You Are The Queen, Your Husband’s Brother’s Wife, and Would It Were Not So You Are My Mother. Happy Mother’s Day. “