Saturday, April 23, 2016

There is Always A Performance of Shakespeare Under Way

I love a good Shakespeare By The Numbers. Everybody wants to talk about which play is longest and shortest and who has the most lines and which are the juiciest roles for women ... but there's always a gem hiding in there somewhere.

For example, did any of us appreciate that for the last fifty or so years, there's been an average of 410 productions of Shakespeare per year?  In theory that would literally mean that every day of the year you could find some Shakespeare (given a fast enough airplane, I suppose :)) Makes me think I should see more plays!

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