A little sketch in her notebook, an off-the-top-of-her-head list of common phrases. Common today, but originating with William Shakespeare.
Becky’s quick work caught a lot of eyes. One of NPR’s blogs brought it to my attention. English teachers, take notice (maybe someone at your school has a large format printer, and can make for you a poster . . .)
Someone could write a book explaining the original Shakespeare meaning of these phrases, the play, the context, and the value in the story. (Perhaps it’s already been done.) It’s really quite stunning to consider how many phrases trace back to the Bard — surely he did not originate each and every one. But Shakespeare’s works are rivaled perhaps only by scriptures in producing so many common phrases and aphorisms.
Is this graphic design of a sort that would meet with approval from Edward Tufte and his followers?