Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
– William Shakespeare, Hamlet: Act IV, scene 5
The National Endowment for the Arts poses the question, “Why Shakespeare?” and actors, professional and amateur, as well as other enthusiasts, give us their answers, as performances of Shakespeare’s works take place across America.