William Shakespeare would have been 444 years old today, if he had survived his unfortunate death. Ah, the vagaries of life. People argue about who he really was, or who wrote all those plays and sonnets if it wasnt the little man from Stratford-upon-Avon, but does that matter? Shakespeares works endure, and in them is more than enough grist for any imagination. Today at 10 a.m. in Tower Grove Park (4256 Magnolia Avenue; www.towergrovepark.org), a selection of Shakespeares best will be read in his honor near the heroic-scale statue of the Bard sculpted by Ferdinand von Miller, and a wreath will be laid at its base. Then, light refreshments and birthday good cheer take place in the Lily Pond Shelter. And admission is free! Huzzah!
Wed., April 23, 2008