As you can probably tell from previous posts on this blog such as this one, I am a kindled follower of Sweet Master William.
This year, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is commemorating Shakespeare’s birthday with big celebrations. As part of this, they are inviting bloggers to commemorate this giant literary figure by “posting during the week of April 23rd to tell the world how Shakespeare has impacted their lives.”
My first ‘proper’ encounter with Shakespeare came at school at the annoyingly grand old age of 13. Yes, I’m aware this isn’t old old, but I do beg you dear Reader – if you’re a parent or teacher, or can influence what some child reads in any way, make sure they become acquainted with him earlier. Alack, my childhood was devoid of sword-wielding. 😦 Continue reading