Searching for a meaningful gift for a teenager, young adult, or even yourself? I’ve got you covered.
My new book “Shakespeare’s Book of Wisdom: Advice on Living a Wiser, Happier Life from William Shakespeare & Friends” just arrived. You can order through my website (www.robcrisell.com), Pay Pal (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=79MKY39C79P7A), or you can send me an email, text, or DM your address and I’ll mail you a signed copy with an invoice. The book is $11, but winds up being almost $15 with tax and shipping. Let me know if you’d like me to inscribe the book to anyone.
The book’s format is as follows: First, I provide an original piece of advice (e.g. “Don’t let your anger control you.”) Then I give a quotation from William Shakespeare that illustrates the advice (“Anger’s my meat; I sup upon myself, / And so shall starve with feeding.” Coriolanus, Act 4, Scene 2). Next there is a brief “translation” of the quote (“In Other Words: Those who feed on anger famish their own souls.”) Finally, I write a short “gloss” on the advice. I conclude each section with a final quotation by another wise person (Dante, Erasmus, Plato, etc.) that helps clarify and illustrate both the tip, the Shakespeare quote, and the short passage. (“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”Albert Einstein)
I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I did writing it. Thank you!
I performed “Red, White & Bard” last Friday and Saturday as part of Shakespeare in the Vines’ 2018 summer season. I think my audiences had a good time (I know I did), though the Saturday show was better attended and livelier. Thank you to Eric Emanuel for sending me the photos he took at the Saturday show. On Sunday, I performed for about 60 people inside the theater at The Colony, a large retirement community in Murrieta.
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