What's In a (Shakespearean) Name?
[image description: a young woman in a black vintage military jacket holding an old, blue-covered copy of a Shakespeare book in front of half her face.]
April 23rd was quite a day in Shakespeare’s life, considering that it’s both his birthday and his death day.
Love him or hate him, his influence and contributions to English literature are undeniable. And you’ve probably met at least a handful of his leading ladies over the years. Ever wonder how they got their names? It turns out that even if you don’t know much about Shakespeare, if you know a little Green or Latin you can learn a lot about what these leading ladies were like.
I borrowed this infographic from Invaluable to help explain the subtle genius of the Great Bard.
Who’s your favorite leading lady in Shakespeare’s plays? Tell me in the comments!