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'I'd like to think he's lobbying for the beauty in the blackness.'
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If brevity is the soul of wit, we probably aren’t doing Shakespeare any favors by drawing out his best lines for nearly half a millennium. Then again, the best we’ve collectively come up with lately a...
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Now I'm not saying that it doesn't require a little bit of imagination to introduce, say, 'Virginity breeds mites, much like a cheese' into the after dinner conversation, and even 'Out, vile jelly!' is not entirely without the need for context, but what I am saying is that in this, the 400th year since his death, all of Shakespeare needs championing, not just the famous bits.
A copy of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, printed in 1623, has been discovered in a home on a Scottish island ahead of the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death. The First Folio, printed seve...