Thou Surly Bat-Fowling Hugger-Mugger!

Here is another highlight from my “To blog about it someday” folder: the Shakespearean Insulter. What fun!

There’s no room for faith, truth, nor honesty in this bosom of thine.
It is all filled up with guts and midriff.

Taken from: Henry IV, part I

And if you are interested in actually studying the bard, here are some links you may enjoy:

Shakespeare. Yes, again. And again.
Advice on teaching Shakespeare to children.

Bardolatry
Many links to teaching advice, book recommendations, and more.

Folger Shakespeare Library

Shakespeare for Kids

There is no reason to put off Shakespeare until your student reaches high school. My then-kindergardener enjoyed the Trevor Nunn version of Twelfth Night so much that she wanted to get her hair cut, “So I can pretend to be a boy.” This is homeschooling at its best: each of us learning at our own level — and loving it.


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One thought on “Thou Surly Bat-Fowling Hugger-Mugger!

  1. Thank you!!!! I nearly fell out of my chair laughing at those insults! Then the best part is if you click on the “insult me again” button enough times, it occasionally will read “Taunt me a second time!” Oh, I nearly lost it when I saw that!
    Thanks for the belly laughs!

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