Tomorrow, April 23, is Shakespeare’s 445th birthday–and in honor of it, I’d encourage you to check out a great website: Talk Like Shakespeareshakespeare.

Check out words Shakespeare “invented,” or you can Twitter Like Shakespeare. There’s hip-hop and a great selection of You Tube links.

If you’ve never read or watched any Shakespeare, or are ready to introduce your kids to him, let me recommend either Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet. The stories are “easy to get” because they are such timeless tales about human nature–and the sword play is great!

Also watch West Side Story (based on R&J) and Prokofiev’s ballet version if possible.