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Here is for Some Levity in your Day:

Shakespeare, Really?

"The greatest writer of the Renaissance was William Shakespeare.

He was born in the year 1564, supposedly on his birthday. He never made much money and is famous only because of his plays. He writes tragedies, comedies and hysterectomies. All in Islamic pentameter." "Romeo and Juliet are an example of a heroic couple. Romeo's last wish was to be laid by Juliet."

These excerpts come from school children’s essays from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 2007; read by Natalie Goldberg in her workshop ‘The Art of Writing Memoir: Finding the Past in the Present’*

Farmers 2007 Almanac

*Thomas, R. B. (2006). The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2007. Yankee Pub.

Natalie Goldberg's workshop:

A Johnson


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