If there was ever a person who knew how to party, it was definitely William Shakespeare. The famous poet and playwright penned some of the most important literature on love and tragedy… and partying.
So, in honor of the bard’s 453rd birthday on April 23, party in his honor with tips from the man’s own works.
Drink Plenty of Wine
“Good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well used.”
— Othello, Act 2, Scene 3
Fall in Love
“Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?”
— As You Like It, Act 3, Scene 5
Play an Excessive Amount of Beautiful Music
“If music be the food of love, play on.
Give me excess of it that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.”
— Twelfth Night, Act 1, Scene 1
Throw a Bountiful Feast, With Plenty of Red Meat
“Eight wild boars roasted whole at a breakfast — and but twelve persons there! Is this true?”
“This was but as a fly by an eagle. We had much more monstrous matter of feast, which worthily deserved noting.”
— Antony and Cleopatra, Act 2, Scene 2