365 Days of Shakespeare

That's right – the Bard in a year.

97. Can illness make Shakespeare better?

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I can’t bring myself to summarize this article, because I would probably just muddle it, but the gist is this: Adam Cohen, a Shakespeare scholar who recently passed away after a battle with brain cancer, speaks in his unpublished memoir of his newfound love of Shakespeare. It occurred when radiation treatment for his tumor left him temporarily illiterate, forcing him to take in his beloved Bard the way it was originally intended to be seen: on the stage, fresh and new.

Check out the article – very powerful, and it is a fascinating situation to imagine oneself in. Mr. Cohen certainly found a way to make a terrifying situation into a positive one.

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Written by Caroline Mincks

January 6, 2010 at 5:01 PM

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