“Make trivial price of serious things we have”

Sometimes I like to allow myself to be distracted by things vaguely related to the work I am supposed to be doing. Often the distraction takes the form of interesting facts about Shakespeare. I find it very satisfying, for example, to note that Shakespeare’s birth was recorded in Latin and yet his death was recorded in English – fitting for a man who has made such a contribution to the English language. That sounds like a clever thing to be distracted but then I find out that two of Shakespeare’s plays have been translated into Klingon. And now I really want to see a Klingon production of Hamlet. The idea of those long introspective soliloquys delivered in such an aggressive sounding language… Then I find myself interested in the fact that William Shakespeare is an anagram of ‘I am a weakish speller’ and I know it is time to get back to work.

Follow the link below for some more Shakespeare facts, but don’t get too distracted – remember you were supposed to be booking our new show “Shakespeare’s Lost Panto” for your school…

 

http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/resources/shakespeare-facts/

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