Celebrating Shakespeare Day with Viking

I adore the works of the ol’ Bard, William Shakespeare. I was lucky enough to study his works in the greatest city of them all – London – which meant I was able to watch his plays being performed at The Globe and even took part in a drama workshop there. Ever since, I have had a love for Shakespeare that I must admit, definitely wasn’t there when I studied him in secondary school.

The yearly Shakespeare Week has been created to encourage everyone to look again at Shakespeare, and especially for kids to see that his work CAN be and IS accessible. This month, on the 23rd April it is National Shakespeare Day – the date which is believed to be his birth date. To celebrate this, stationery and office supplier Viking were kind enough to gift me a box of craft supplies so I could get creative and make something!

Now I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the most creative person. Ask me to write an essay and I’ll get it done immediately; ask me to design something and it’s going to take me a lot longer… I’m pretty happy with my text-based design though, it features one of my favourite quotations from Romeo & Juliet:

these violent delights have violent ends.

Romeo & Juliet, William Shakespeare

My other favourite quote from that play is “a plague on both of your houses!” but it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

What is your favourite Shakespeare play? Or do you prefer one of the sonnets? I’d love to know!

*I was kindly gifted these items from Viking in exchange for a blog post, but all Shakespeare love firmly my own*