Remember "Nice play,Shakespeare!" You'd say it to someone when they'd flubbed up. Makes you wonder if anyone ever said it to Shakespeare himself, say when he committed a faux pas. Also makes you wonder whether Shakespeare would have gotten the joke, Was he self-involved enough to think that he was simply being praised for one of his masterpieces?
We shall probably never know with certainty whether Shakespeare indeed intended "Hamlet" to also represent the battle that was associated with one of the biggest revolutions in the history of science. The mere fact that we can even consider that possibility, only adds to the greatness of this monumental genius.
If you ask many people they might say that Hamlet was one of the most important, significant or influential creations in the canon. But there is another character who is almost as equally well-known though perhaps not accorded the world-historical significance he or it might deserve and that's Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat.
Tsipras now talks of a party-wide referendum on the Eurozone's demands which may be a prelude to elections in September. We will see what the results will be, but it appears that whatever the pulse of the public may be at any given time, the long-range judgment of history should be hard on the Prime Minister.
Broadway to many means big dance numbers and actors hurtling outsized emotions into the rafters. While there are certainly plenty of tiresome revivals and knockoffs alike that make an all too vivid case for this, there are also bold producers remaking the landscape of commercial theater with subversive, challenging and deeply moving musicals and plays.
I will offer one backhanded defense of the Danes. Denmark is the original home of the Little Mermaid, and she was pretty hot. So if you believe in mermaids and consider them animals, I can kind of see why you might want bestiality to remain legal in case you ever happen upon a flippered femme fatale.