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OUR COLUMNIST AVILA SAYS:

‘The art blog…!! Well.. I’m afraid that we’re going to have to use our imagination to survive if we want to improve anything… like Shakespeare…

Shakespeare’s best contribution to England wasn’t the skill and the accuracy of his words, or the sophisticated presentation of human behavior, or the transcendental acknowledgment of how kingdoms may be run, or how governments may possess many of the common human characteristics like greed, vengeance, jealousy, treachery and deceitfulness. Not even the rhythm of his prose or the sincerity of his verse, but the fact that he had managed with all those to have the theaters packed with all sorts of people, butchers, millers, seamen, servants, shopkeepers, bakers; entire families of lower, middle and upper class were there to confront the action of his plays. That had a lasting legacy on the conscience of the country for generations…’