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By Mariah Schultz, Associate Editor
Graphic by Danielle Szabo
Shakespeare was known as being a man ahead of his times.
His mastery of the quill was so quick, and over the course of many plays, made him famous even during his own time, and he has left behind such a legacy today. 1,556 more words
I have been on a quest, since my kids were old enough go to the theater, to make sure they see productions of all 38 plays by Shakespeare before I die (even though this quest probably is taking years off my life). 589 more words
Oh dear, now it seems that it was Richard the SECOND who ordered the deaths of Edward IV’s sons. Our Richard, the THIRD, is accused of all the usual crimes, of course, but a little sensible proof-reading might have spared poor old Richard of Bordeaux from being dug up to be accused of murdering the boys—whose actual fate we do not know, except for being fairly sure it wasn’t any monarch named Richard who did away with them. 55 more words
When I was a child, my father banned the reading of books, as being a possible influence in opposition to his own ideas. (This was not the reason he gave of course.) (This edict was completely ineffective: I could always obtain books by one means or another; I had stashes where I hid them, and read them in secret places.) There were a few honourable exceptions to this ban of course. 1,237 more words