I think Anna’s love for Shakespeare began from listening to a cassette in our car. It was part of a large series of stories on cassette told by an expert story-teller. He took famous stories from history and literature and retold them, skillfully dramatizing the various characters. This story teller told two stories by Shakespeare—The Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We had a few books at home that retold the Shakespeare stories for children and Anna devoured each of them, developing a decided bias for Shakespeare’s comedies over his histories and tragedies.