In one of his best known passages, Shakespeare reminds us, in the character of Jacques, from the play As You Like It, that:
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts.
In this spirit, Michelle Cameron has given us her first book of poetry, In the Shadow of the Globe, a verse play, of sorts, on the life of the Bard of Avon. The characters are Shakespeare himself and the supporting cast that formed the theatrical world through which he moved.... [cont'd]