It’s usually a good idea to be a bit leery about anything involving Shakespeare. For the most part, nobody really reads him anymore. After a hard day of work, most people would rather drink a 40-ouncer of Olde English than try to decipher the complicated English of the Bard. Thus, I am a bit confused about the posters available at www.onepagebooks.com
that feature an entire Shakespeare play on only one piece of paper
(for $39.95). There are seven plays available, including Hamlet
and Romeo and Juliet
. Why would anybody buy one? Either to add a sense of “sophistication” to match the beige furniture in the living room, or to hang in the bathroom so that no moment might pass without culture.
Tom AHearn pays attention here every other week. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org