One of the nice things about getting older, aside from all the growing aches and pains, is that you can appreciate those things that, in your younger days, you might have only noticed fleetingly.
It seems in life, my life anyhow, there were in youth precursors to interests that took middle age to bloom. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, for instance, on the musical side. And in literature, Shakespeare.
I always respected Shakespeare and, even in high school, could appreciate some of his more accessible lines. But understanding a play back then seemed pretty tough. The antiquated talk was just too remote, unless I took the time to look up each term, which, in my youth, I hardly had patience for.
But now older and hopefully a bit wiser, I can actually sit and read Shakespeare, and yes, GET it!
I find that printing a play from this site as a PDF file enables me to read it better, than say, from a book. I like merging the old text with the latest technology. Nothing lost and everything gained!
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- Jimpressions: Jim Meskimen Reads Shakespeare in Celebrity Voices (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
- In search of Shakespeare’s ghosts (guardian.co.uk)
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- Was Shakespeare a Fraud? (philipcarrgomm.wordpress.com)