William Shakespeare’s Birthday today! – Not quite the hoopla that surrounded last year (the 400th anniversary) – but still.. Much excitement in the Shakespeare community over the discovery a few weeks back (on the t,v; show Antiques Road Show) of a small pocket notebook of Shakespearean commentary written up by a contemporary.
See manuscript specialist, Matthew Haley‘s “trembling” discovery here (valuing the item as upwards of 30.000 pounds ( approximately 37,500 dollars!)
Ginsberg-on-Shakespeare we’ve featured numerous times on the Allen Ginsberg Project. Try, for example, here, here, and here, here and here, – here (Allen thinks he’s found something – the secret to The Sonnets! ) – and here