Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Farewell to Shakespeare Week

Here are a couple of little reflections as we wrap up Shakespeare week.

Interesting fact: It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

In a world where most of the map has been filled in, Shakespeare's "brave new world" seems a little quaint. No wonder the American settlers carried him across the Great Plains, over the Rocky Mountains and to the Pacific Ocean. No wonder it is the great Shakespearean actors who take the captain's chair in many sci-fi series and movies (classical actors and science fiction are like peanut butter and chocolate) as humans continue to go where no one has gone before. Where does Shakespeare fit into our lives?

Take a moment to remember him. Tell us what your favorite play is! Read one you haven't read.

Special thanks to Derek for the fun fact to round out our week.

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