I know the guru route, I know you go sit on a mountain. But screw India. I ain't going there.
The difficulty with poetry is that it doesn't have the life that Shakespeare or Jane Austen have beyond the page. You can't make a costume drama out of it. There's no place for it to go except trapped inside its little book.
Reading the play at home, however fulfilling, can never be the vivacious experience that Shakespeare intended.
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