Want Attention In 2016? Read Shakespeare–In Public.

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What are your aspirations for 2016? Since this year marks the 400th anniversary of The Bard’s death I felt prompted to update this piece for today’s readers (originally published on CSMonitor).

Want Attention In 2016? Read Shakespeare–In Public.

‘One New Year’s long ago awoke in me a desire to read one Shakespeare drama per month – a resolution that I renewed. With the exception of a few bumps, I’ve honored the promise, and today that resolution has turned into normal reading and won’t find its place on this year’s resolution list.

Shouldn’t this be the goal for resolutions – that they earn permanent places in our habits and outgrow the label of “resolution?”‘

Read in full on Mamalode.

 

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To read or not to read, that is the question.

kathrynstreeter:

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New Year’s wasn’t that long ago. So, how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? If you made them, are you remembering them? Shakespeare was on my mind one New Year’s and I resolved to take things a bit further and make a promise to myself. To read or not to read, that is the…

To read or not to read, that is the question.

To read or not to read, that is the question.

New Year’s wasn’t that long ago. So, how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? If you made them, are you remembering them? Shakespeare was on my mind one New Year’s and I resolved to take things a bit further and make a promise to myself. To read or not to read, that is the question.argues for resolutions to outgrow their label. There are always the feigned excuses. Perhaps there are real obstacles. Resolutions, after all, beckon change. It takes persistence and commitment to change. Change stretches us. My resolution, however, provoked a wide range of memorable—and often unwanted—public reaction. Would you read?

CSMonitor, 2008.