macbeth

First trailer for 'Macbeth', starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Courtesy: Studiocanal
As the 4th Centenary of Shakespeare's death draws to a close I'm wondering whether humanity has really changed over the past 400 years? Is there now more happiness, fulfilment and peace on our planet? If there is, it's hard to see.
Shakespeare's words changed how people were entertained. What people thought. What people felt. And they continue to do so today.
New breakthroughs in technology have a long history of disrupting the status quo. When I first learned how to type, it was on a manual typewriter that, if you hit the carriage return handle hard enough, might fall off the desk.
Think: a mix of faithful deliveries of the Bard’s powerful lines and plenty of contemporary pop culture references. Plus booze.
The leadership skills displayed by the Republican presidential candidates inspire me. I am a teacher and I recently applied GOP leadership techniques in my classroom. They work like a charm!