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My grandmother was a school librarian for thirty years or something incredible like that. When she retired, the school where she had been working gave her an amazing gift: a complete works of Shakespeare - apparently one of the very best in the world, worth upwards of $500 or some such.

Well for my birthday, my grandmother has decided to give the set to me. (I'm not supposed to know this, but my mom told me since she knew I was about to buy myself the Penguin edition.) I am so excited about this gift! As much as I love Shakespeare, I do not have a complete set with proper annotations and room for my own notes. I can't wait to have access to every play right at my fingertips, even those like Pericles and ones that people don't publish anymore from lack of popularity. And in a gorgeous three-book set passed down from my grandmother, even!



And because I just woke up and still remember this, my first conscious train of thought this morning went something like this:

There are a lot of similarities between As You Like It and Merchant of Venice, aren't there? They're, like, the same play. I could write a paper on that if I wanted. But I don't have Merchant of Venice. That's sad. Oh! But I will! Oh my goodness, I can't wait to get those books!


I freaking love Shakespeare, you guys. I miss talking with Dr. Artese about all his awesomeness. Actually, I miss talking to anyone about him. The lack of intellectual stimulation out here is killing me slowly.
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