Friday, December 31, 2010

Ringin' Out the Old

When 2010 began, I called our Shakespeare Club year "The Season of the Witch" without any idea how prescient that title would be.

A Yale University librarian has announced that the best quote of the year is:

"I am not a witch."

2010 has also been a busy year filled with all kinds of Macbethian behavior.

I recommend "The Social Network" as an excellent example of friendship betrayed, รก la Macbeth and Banquo.

For a hero gone bonkers, I think Tiger Woods takes the cake.

For a heroic act in the vein of Macduff, how about New York City's Carlos Flores, who saved a stranger who had fallen onto a subway track?

Shakespeare endures because people endure in their very human needs for power, love and revenge.

So, here's to 2011 and all that it will bring us, and all that we bring to it.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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