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Apr 23, 2023 | Extras, Musings

Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare

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By Front Row Reviewers Staff, Jennifer Mustoe

There has been much ado about everything when it comes to William Shakespeare. His works have been performed by students, community theater companies, professionals and each production brings something new to its audiences. Here in Utah, not a month goes by that there isn’t some Shakespeare play being produced, making the Bard’s drama accessible almost any month.

There are several top quality festivals that bring us professional Shakespeare comedies and tragedies, and yet, here in Utah, we just can’t get enough of Shakespeare.

Delightfully, there are several musicals about him that have hit Broadway lately and I’ve seen two of them. & Juliet is playing here in the US, but I saw it in London and it is a fun twist on the star-crossed lovers’ tragedy. I admit, I liked the musical better, but I won’t say why. I don’t do spoilers.

I also saw Something Rotten! on Broadway and then at Eccles Theater Broadway Across America here in Utah. Something Rotten! is anything but. Something marvelous more like. (There are more plays and musicals that began with Shakespeare. I hope to see them all.)

I studied Shakespeare sonnets in college and they still leave me breathless. I am tickled that he made up words that are now in common usage after all this time. What an impact this one man has had in our world.

Beatrice: “No, sure, my lord, my mother cried, but then there was a star danced, and under that was I born. —Cousins, God give you joy! A star: An accumulation of mass and dust collapses under the weight of it all and a star is born. From chaos, from the cry, we are born.” Much Ado About Nothing

Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!

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