Well, I was quoted in today’s Kane County Chronicle for Shakespeare day. I wasn’t in the pictures, which is good, they focused on the student particiption as they should. Also, thanks to the writing talents of Kartikay Mehrotra I do not sound like a complete fool… The last few paragraphs of the article titled “Birthday of the Bard” are below:
WCC library employee John Wohlers dressed in a green 16th century suit with a matching cap and leather boots. He said Shakespeare’s value goes far beyond the 38 plays and 154 sonnets he wrote.
Shakespeare created and applied 1,500 words to the English language, such as luggage, assassination and monumental, along with phrases like catching a cold, disgraceful conduct and fair play.
“It’s amazing that that much of a language has been defined because of one person,” Wohlers said. “People were becoming learned at that time which probably has a lot to do with his lasting impact.”
Green suit? Ok… I suppose that is one description for my garb. I’ll have to kepe that in mind the next time I have to go somewhere that a suit is required… MUAHAHAHHAHAHAH