The Original Shakespeare Blog

Over nearly two decades, the Shakespeare blog known as Shakespeare Geek has produced over three thousand posts celebrating everything Shakespeare. Of course, we have the expected analysis of the plays and sonnets as well as book and product reviews and pop culture references. But we’ve also been busy creating original Shakespeare jokes, games, and educational material. We’re here to prove that Shakespeare makes life better.

The Original Shakespeare Blog

In 2005 I went looking for a place online where I could talk about all things Shakespeare. Maybe I saw a reference in a movie, or heard a funny joke. Or maybe I had a question, or an interesting interpretation of a scene that I wanted to share. At the time, I couldn’t find that place. So I created it here.

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Recent Posts

  • I have a lot of random Shakespeare stuff, but I do not have all of the random Shakespeare stuff.
  • My dad has been telling stories about me on this blog for years, but now I get to write my own stories about learning Shakespeare in college.
  • Why must you tease me with the promise of so much Shakespeare content and then fail to deliver?
  • So, this weekend is Parents’ Weekend at my daughter’s college. “Want to go see a Shakespeare exhibit with me while you’re here?” she asks. I’m intrigued, but there are rules in this family, I’m not allowed to hijack the agenda for Shakespeare. “My teacher was one of the curators, and we all have to go […]
  • Where there's a social media trend, there's Shakespeare.
  • Shakespeare may have invented the Yo Mama joke and the knock knock joke, but how was he at the classic "dad joke"?
  • Shakespeare makes life better. Sir Patrick Stewart is among the pantheon of modern actors who stand as a walking embodiment of Shakespeare’s work. Ergo, SirPatStew makes life better. I may have mentioned that I live for my audiobooks. I go into the office two days a week in this modern hybrid world, and my commute […]

Shakespeare Makes Life Better

The expression “Shakespeare makes life better” refers to the enduring popularity and relevance of William Shakespeare’s plays and poetry. Despite being written over 400 years ago, Shakespeare’s works continue to captivate audiences around the world with their timeless themes of love, power, ambition, and morality. His characters, such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Lady Macbeth, are iconic and have become part of the cultural lexicon.

Shakespeare’s plays are not just entertainment, but also offer insight into the human condition, providing commentary on social and political issues that remain relevant today. They have been adapted and reinterpreted in countless ways, from film adaptations to modern retellings, demonstrating the universality of his work.

Moreover, Shakespeare’s language and poetry are celebrated for their beauty, complexity, and versatility. His mastery of language and the human psyche have influenced countless writers and artists throughout history.

Overall, Shakespeare’s works continue to enrich our lives and offer us new perspectives on the world around us, making us laugh, cry, and think deeply about our own lives and experiences.