Four years ago this week, a very rare book was discovered in a library in France. It was a 400-year-old original copy of 36 of Shakespeare’s plays. It is the only source for 18 of his plays, including Macbeth. Shakespeare didn’t receive much acclaim when he was alive, but seven years after his death two close friends printed 750 copies of the book to keep their friend’s talent alive. It originally sold for just over a dollar and today is worth $5.5 million. Continue reading
As my 15-year-old son practices almost daily for the upcoming high school Shakespearean play, it reminded me of the value of the arts.
In Shakespeare’s time, people came to his shows to see what he would say about society, leaders, beliefs, love and war. They came to see new views on the lives they were living. They came to think. Continue reading
William Shakespeare said, “Things won are done, joy’s soul lies in the doing.”
As much as we think we’ll be happiest when we reach the top of the mountain, we are actually happiest on the journey.
Joy’s soul lies in the doing. Continue reading