This weekend, 23-24 April 2016, celebrates the 400th death anniversary of probably the greatest dramatist that has ever walked the stage, William Shakespeare.
As David Cameron mentioned in an article, one of the most beautiful things about dear old Billy Shakes is that his words, his plot and his characters live on long after he was finished with them on stage. They come alive in a different context and fit in just as perfectly and comfortably as they did in the sixteenth century Elizabethan stage context.
Words like “dishearten”and “addiction”, phrases like “heart of gold”, and the all-time favourite “to be or not to be” have all passed into our language and culture today with no need of reference their original context. So as a tribute to this brilliant man Spoon comes up with another nostalgic piece commemorating the work of none other than William Shakespeare. To showcase the uniqueness and versatility of his words we put him in our favourite context (that is, food) and leave you to marvel at the ease with which he settle in here too.
This is for all those hours spent reading Shakespeare and trying to make sense of it, this is for the man who continues to inspire people even 400 years after he died. This is for the “Bard” who ate.