It quotes Barnum's memoirs: "Americans appreciate the immortal Bard of Avon
as keenly as do their brethren the Mother Country (a Mother of whom we are all justly proud) and I greatly desired to honour the New World by erecting this invaluable relic in its commercial metropolis.
The Bard of Avon
penned his play about the King 100 years after his death and many believe Shakespeare got his portrayal of him as a jealous, scheming monster dramatically wrong.
In the wake of those remarks The Post launched a competition to find the best-loved heritage site in the region that has nothing whatsoever to do with the Bard of Avon
When Macbeth first sees the ghost of the man he murdered he exclaims: "Bloomin' Nora," which is surely more Compo than Bard of Avon
because by the time students take a first course, they have been exposed for years to notions about The Bard of Avon
, and often have been traumatized by well-intentioned but pedagogically inept elementary-school efforts to teach his plays.
If that sounds more like Avon calling than the Bard of Avon
, think again.
She recently wrote ``Shakespeare and Seuss,'' a humorous intermingling of the Bard of Avon
with tales of children's author, Dr.
In the opening speech of "The Tragedy of King Richard the Third," published in 1591, the Bard of Avon
has his title character declare: "I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, / Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, / Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time / Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, / And that so lamely and unfashionable / That dogs bark at me as I halt by them.
THESE days visitors come from all over the world to pay their respects to the great Bard of Avon
Had they recognised the connection they would have trumped by 40 years the American writer and amateur historian Paul Streitz, who has published a book which purports to show that the Virgin Queen and the Bard of Avon
were actually mother and son.
Anyone who has ever struggled through an exam at school will find welcome relief in this affectionate send-up of the Bard of Avon