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That book in many’s eyes doth share the glory,
That in gold clasps locks in the golden story;
So shall you share all that he doth possess,
By having him, making yourself no less.
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet – Act I, scene 3
Romeo and Juliet –
by Raphael Tuck, circa 1900
My husband and I are off celebrating Part 35 of our never-ending honeymoon.
So today, I’m turning this post over to Stephen Brown, who ably explores why Shakespeare should be HEARD, and what we miss if we only view his plays.
Stephen Brown TED Talk
Bárbara Padilla sings “A Time for Us” from the 1968 Nino Rota film
of Romeo and Juliet