Welcome to 2016. Glad to have you here with us.
How to start?
Although it’s unseemly to “celebrate” death, this year marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. Let us, then (we few, we happy few) observe, say, rather than celebrate.
For us, he stands unchallenged as the master of our language, whether we read his work or see it on the stage or screen. We’ll still cover our usual variety of travel, writing, architecture and photography, but with a mix of Shakespearean bits as the year progresses.
We’ll start with a boost from BBC, who have a quiz for us this morning:
How did you score?
Pull out those dusty tomes or tattered paperbacks, and prepare to honor the Bard with us. Favorite lines? Favorite moments you’ve seen from stage or film productions? Been to Stratford? Best use of a Shakespeare reference in other literature, advertising or popular culture? We’d love to hear from you.
Let our revels begin.
© 2016 Brad Nixon