I have noticed that quite a few people seem to take some sort pf inspiration from bits and pieces of Will’s work, so it is quite easy to find examples of things he (his works) have influenced. Since he was a real person, there are statues of him in many places around the world; here’s a picture of a reproduction of the one in Central Park in New York City. It was financed by the sons of Junius Brutus Booth (Junius Brutus Booth, Jr., Edwin Booth, and John Wilkes Booth) and others, including several from the NY theatre. J.B., Jr. was never a major star in the theatre of his day, although Edwin was, and, of course, J.W. (also something of a star) became best-known for a non-theatrical activity. Still, Shakespeare was the “bread and butter” of the Booth family and was, if you look into it, wildly popular across the U.S. throughout most of the Nineteenth Century, although mostly in the “family approved” editions which were (unfortunately) the standard fare at the time.
of years. Here’s a fairly recent, but obviously influenced piece by Mya Lixian Gosling the creator
Although Amazon suggests that it is, “The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens.”, I confess I just found it to be weird. Amusing, yes, but definitely weird!
As I am scheduled to get my RIGHT knee “done” before my next post would be “due,” it may well be longer than usual before I get the next one up. Rest assured that I have every intention of continuing to write these bits and pieces, but I expect it is likely to be a while before I can get down the stairs to my computer where I have my collection of materials and the peace and quiet to write them. I do plan to return to “publishing” them, however.
I’ll be back! In the meantime,🖖🏼 LLAP,
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
— Nelson Mandela
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic; capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” ― Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows