Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Shakespeare Haiku for Charity

One of the most popular posts we've ever had here in Shakespeare Geek was Bardfilm's translation of the Complete Works in Haiku.

Recently we came up with an idea.  I took my favorite, The Tempest (gee, ya think?), and made this poster:

It's available in many sizes, from barely an index card all the way up to framed wall art.

Here's the gimmick.  Whatever profits we get from sales of any haiku merchandise is going to cancer research.  If the mission of this web site is to prove that Shakespeare makes life better, then let's put some money behind that and make a direct connection between Shakespeare's words, his fans, and doing some real good in the world.

Right now I've just got the one item up because I want to see what people think of this idea. I'm happy to make more.  If you like the idea but don't love that quote or that poster or whatever, just leave a note and tell us what you'd like to see instead.  Pick a haiku, pick a product, we'll hook you up!  Everybody wins.

This year's Shakespeare posting marathon is sponsored by "Shakespeare is Universal." Help us prove that Shakespeare makes life better. Buy a t-shirt and support cancer research.

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