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Happy Birthday, Will

Don't believe this is one of Shakespeare's quotes!

 

William Shakespeare’s 448th birthday

Bard of Avon King of Thieves

William Shakespeare’s 448th birthday — today, we think — is replete with Shakespearean amounts of media commentary about his relevance to our times.

“But we have Steven Spielberg,” tweeteth everyone who is tired of hearing about why we need Shakespeare. “We. Don’t. Need. Shakespeare.”

Ah, but we do. We need Shakespeare as a lodestar for something increasingly common to our culture.

. . .With the famous exception of Richard III, Shakespeare took liberties with known facts in order to humanize, not demonize. At worst, he justified past atrocities or embarrassments; at best, and nearly always, he showed what a terrific challenge it is to be both human and heroic at once. He appropriated the past to improve it as a model for the present. Modern politicians and pundits: step up to that plate.

Source: click above link – Bard of Avon

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