It’s April 23, so I feel I ought to join so many others in wishing Shakespeare a happy birthday. This is the day we celebrate him, though we don’t know for sure when he was born, just that he was baptized April 26 and his mom probably needed a few days to recover before heading to church. I feel that this is the sort of thing time travel could straighten out. Let’s assume it will.
I owe Shakespeare a lot as a writer, including my heroine’s name and endless useful quotations. I’ve used Twelfth Night the most, but Othello features poignantly in Time Goes By, and of course the title of the upcoming Not Time’s Fool is from Sonnet 116 (below). And I’m also grateful as a reader and a viewer of plays – I’ll be seeing yet another production of Romeo and Juliet this weekend, and never manage to get tired of it.
It’s also St. George’s Day today – isn’t that convenient. 🙂
Spring has been really busy for me, but I promise more updates soon. Go read some Shakespeare!