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Chenin McConnell
Don’t cringe, he’s actually pretty cool.
Shakespeare. The name may sound daunting. But, fear not! Shakespeare has
influenced more than you may think! Movies, Songs, even the language YOU use!
Who was he?
Have you seen it?

Twelfth Night
Hamlet Romeo & Juliet The Taming of the Shrew Romeo & Juliet
Have you heard it?
● Taylor Swift- Love Story ( Romeo & Juliet)
● The Lumineers- Ophelia (Hamlet)
● The Beatles- I am the Walrus (King Lear)
● Iron Maiden-The Evil That Men Do (Julius Caesar)
● Metallica- King Nothing (King Lear & Macbeth)
● Elton John- The King Must Die (Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth)
● Sting- Sister Moon (Sonnet #130)
● Rush- Limelight (As You Like It)
● 2Pac- Something Wicked (Macbeth)
● Mumford & Sons- Sigh No More (Much Ado About Nothing)
Rap or Shakespeare??
Let’s figure out who said it!
"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that
struts and frets his hour upon the stage."
Shakespeare- Macbeth
"Hands to the heavens, no man, no weapon.
Formed against, yes glory is destined."
Common & John Legend- Glory
"O, when she's angry, she is keen and shrewd!
She was a vixen when she went to school."
Shakespeare- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
"Too many storms have come and gone leaving a
trace of not one God-given ray."
TLC- Waterfalls
"Men's eyes were made to look, and let them
gaze. I will not budge for no man's pleasure."
Shakespeare-Romeo & Juliet
“Maybe it’s hatred I spew, maybe it’s food for
the spirit”
“Men would rather use their broken records
than their bare hands”
Shakespeare- Othello
“I was not born under a rhyming planet”
Shakespeare- Much Ado About Nothing
Ever heard or used any of these phrases??
● Break the ice (The Taming of the Shrew) ● Laughing Stock (Merry Wives of
● Dead as a doornail ( Henry VI pt. 2) Windsor)
● Elbow Room (King John) ● Love is Blind (Merchant of Venice)
● Not slept one wink (Cymbeline)
● Fancy-Free (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
● Neither rhyme or reason (As You Like It)
● For Goodness’ Sake (Henry VIII) ● Own flesh and blood (Hamlet)
● Good Riddance (Troilus & Cressida) ● Pomp and Circumstance (Othello)
● Heart of Gold (Henry V) ● Something wicked this way comes
● In a Pickle (The Tempest) (Macbeth)
● Kill with Kindness (Taming of the Shrew) ● Too much of a good thing (As You Like
● Knock Knock! Who’s there? (Macbeth) It)
● Wear my heart upon my sleeve (Othello)
Just for fun
Shakespeare created many new words. How many? About 1700! That’s a lot of
new words. Especially in the late 1500’s! Shakespeare also used many, many
insults throughout his plays. So, if you ever feel the need to insult someone or
use a vulgar word, why not impress people with your knowledge of Shakespeare
and insult them with one of his??
Shakespeare Insult Generator
What did we just learn?
● How cool Shakespeare is!
● How Shakespeare is still relevant today!
● How Shakespeare has influenced many artists.
● Phrases YOU use in your everyday life that you can thank Shakespeare for!
● Finally, for fun, some ways you can insult others by using the provided
Shakespeare insult generator!
Works Cited

Dyce, Andrew. “10 Movies Surprisingly Based on Shakespeare | ScreenRant.” Screen Rant, Screen Rant, 12 Oct. 2013,


King, Warren. “Warren King.” No Sweat Shakespeare, Warren King Https://

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“Shakespeare or Rapper: How Well Do You Know the Bard's Prose?” ABC News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 22 Apr. 2016,