Anna, Shakespeare, and the Significance of a Life

18 09 2008

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.


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