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Literary Paraphernalia: Wearable Shakespeare

It’s no secret – I’m a fan of Shakespeare. And April is a special month for Shakespeare fans. April 23rd, 1616 is the day Shakespeare passed away. His final resting place is Stratford-Upon-Avon in the United Kingdom. Instead of mourning for someone we lost almost 400 years ago, I instead want to celebrate the work of his life. For the month of April, all of the Literary Paraphernalia posts will be Shakespeare themed in order to honor his memory and his work. Today’s post is all about wearable Shakespeare gear from Etsy.Com.

Hamlet Scarf

To be or not to be…cold. You don’t have to be with this.

Shakespeare Zombie Tank

What better way to celebrate Shakespeare’s death than to imagine what he’d be like if he were a zombie?

Ophelia Skirt

This skirt is the painting Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais, inspired by Ophelia’s death in Shakespeare’s play Hamlet.

Hamlet “No” Quote T-Shirt

Well, that’s oddly specific. It’s also a pretty cool t-shirt.

Bill, May I Call You Bill?

Dear Bill, also known as William Shakespeare,

We need to stop playing this game. You and I, we were meant to be. I’m glad you’ve finally realized it.

Thou are more lovely and more temperate. Look! We finish each others sentences!
Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Look! We finish each others sentences!

I know some people are going to look down on this post and say “Amanda, you and a 16th century playwright just can’t be, it’s simple math,” but they are wrong. Dead people don’t have Twitter accounts.

Just so you know, Bill, I’m a huge fan of your work. Now that you’re following my blog on Twitter, I can see that you’re a fan of mine, too.

Now that we both understand that we admire each other, let me tell you all the other ways we belong together. I could do it in sonnet form, but I feel that’s your area, so I won’t step on your toes.