Shakespeare Speaks!

Shakespeare Speaks is the new language segment, which will largely be a Wednesday experience (yay fact-y day). I promise that this is the longest/wonkiest it will ever get, I just really wanted to get this out of the way. I promise the video is worth it for the credits’ song choice. Promise. And again, the language segment will get shorter/snappier/less-wonky over time, I just wanted to make this point quickly before getting into more bite-size issues. If you have any questions about Shakespeare that you’d like answered on the show, be sure to email me at!

3 comments on “Shakespeare Speaks!

  1. David Randall says:

    Very good! I must disagree on one point, however; “thou” forms are used in the plural. The plural of form of “thou” is “ye..” Take Marlowe’s famous line in Tamerlaine, for instance: “Hallo, ye pampered jades of Asia.” In Shakespeare, a similar use can be found in “The Tempest”: “Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes and groves.” It is confusing because “ye” is also the vocative form of “thou” as in Julius Caesar, Act 4 Scene 3 when Cassius says ” O ye gods, ye gods! must I endure all this?”

  2. Ah, I forgot to address “ye” – but I have heard “ye” variously described as “thou” and “you” forms… sort of in-between? At any rate, I always love a good Cassius quotation! 🙂

  3. Chevy . says:

    You kept your promise, so I won’t keep my distance! “Thou Swell”, music by Richard Rodgers, words by Lorenz Hart, ‘A Connecticut Yankee’, 1927.


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