As we near the end of August, it’s time to start getting ready to go back to school. Tutor yourself on what Shakespeare has to say about education:
"For your intent, In going back to school in Wittenberg, It is most retrograde to our desire."
Hamlet : I,ii
"What a blunt fellow is this grown to be! He was quick mettle when he went to school."
Julius Caesar : I,ii
"We'll set thee to school to an ant, to teach thee there's no, labouring i' th' winter."
King Lear : II, iv
"I'll but bring my young, man here to school. Look, where his master comes; 'tis a playing-day, I see."
Merry Wives of Windsor : IV,iv
"Thou hast most traitorously, corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a, grammar school"
Henry VI, Part 2 : IV,vii
"Love goes toward love, as schoolboys from, their books, But love from love, toward school with heavy looks."
Romeo and Juliet: II,ii
"My father, charg'd you in his will to give me good education: you have, train'd me like a peasant, obscuring and hiding from me all, gentleman-like qualities."
As You Like It : I, i
"But art thou not advis'd he took some care, To get her cunning schoolmasters to instruct her?"
Taming of the Shrew : I,i
"To sigh, like a school-boy that had lost his A B C"
Two Gentlemen of Verona : II.i
And the number one school quote is...
"Then the whining school-boy, with his satchel, And shining morning face, creeping like a snail, Unwillingly to school."
As You LIke It : II,vii
Be sure to check out one last show from our summer season before you head back to your books and ledgers!