The perfect gift for someone who loves Shakespeare, and has everything:
all 38 plays, dramatized, on 98 CDs, recorded over four and a half years, with the greatest actors in the world.
List price $600, but $420 at amazon.com; pretty good deal if you’ve got the cash and the passion.
When I was Boston last month, I went to this funky used bookstore that had complete Shakespeare plays on one piece of paper laminated between two layers of clear plastic. Very cool. These would be great in a hip restaurant’s bathrooms.
Some years ago, I was lucky enough to see/hear Harold Bloom speak here at UVA. Bliss. All-time top 10. Others in the pantheon of those I’ve been in the same room with, awed/amazed/enchanted: