The truth is often stranger than fiction, stranger than plays, stranger, even, than the "nonsense" that the Mayor of London initially said this all was. And it is journalism that uncovered this truth. And that's now, more than ever, under threat.
When I was growing up there was shame. Shame is defined as, "a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior." But this feeling seems to have disappeared from the way we do business in this country.
Love isn't on the internet's roughly 1500 online dating sites, which despite annual revenues now in the billions, have reduced the mate-selection process to something akin to ordering off a Chinese take-out menu.
I was lost in a dream for three hours one night last week in New York -- running up and down stairs as I chased after the characters from a Shakespeare tragedy, watching it all through the eyeholes of a white Venetian mask.
It seems unfair not to mention every actor since so many are so good. As with all the shows at the Globe, they end with a dance as was traditional in Shakespeare's day. It's all you can do not to join in with them, so transporting is their work.