This blog started out as Michael Doherty's Personal Library, and it was reviews of books that normally don't get reviewed: basically porn and those insane cult books. It was all just a bit of fun, you understand. But both porn and cult propaganda get dull rather quickly. And when I embarked on a three-year Shakespeare study, Shakespeare basically took over, which is a good thing.
Seriously, nearly book I read seems to have at least one reference to Shakespeare. I just finished reading Remarkable Changes: Turning Life's Challenges Into Opportunities by Jane Seymour, with Pamela Patrick Novotny. And Jane Seymour mentions Shakespeare twice. The first time she is talking about how her role in Live And Let Die led to a lot of offers, but all basically the same type of role. She writes: "They all led to the same kind of movie, which involved a very glamorous woman running three paces behind a man with a gun - not what I wanted to do. I wanted to do the classics, Ibsen and Shakespeare" (p. 26). The second time she is talking about her friend Sherry Jason. She writes: "Sherry, her husband, and their instructors now work with children from five to eighteen years old, giving classes in writing, acting, stage arts, jazz, ballet, Shakespeare, and photographic and visual arts" (p. 165).
Remarkable Changes: Turning Life's Challenges Into Opportunities was published 2003, and contains a preface by Christopher Reeve.