Wellesley College hosts annual 24 hours of Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare…

shakespeareCatch the annual 24 Hour Shakespeare extravaganza at Wellesley College’s Shakespeare House starting at noon on Friday.

Perhaps a special reading of this very sleepy passage from Hamlet will take place at the Sleepwalker statue:

“To be, or not to be, that is the question—
Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die, to sleep—
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The Heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks
That Flesh is heir to? ‘Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there’s the rub,
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,…”

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