Magazine July 30, 2018, Issue

So Long, Shakespeare

(Roman Genn)
New York’s Public Theater continues to vandalize the Bard.

T.S. Eliot was far too hard on April: Summer is the worst season, and if there is a cruelest month, it is August. Autumn offers the promise of renewal to those of us whose lives are eternally synchronized with the academic calendar; winter brings both austerity and festivity, and a welcome spell of holy quiet; spring brings light and relief. What does summer serve up? Mosquitoes, heat, humidity, grown men wearing shorts in public, sweat, grime, the rising black stink of slowly boiling asphalt, and — worst of all — Shakespeare in the Park.

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