Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy will,
And 'Will' to boot, and 'Will' in over-plus,
More than enough am I that vex thee still,
To thy sweet will making addition thus.
Wilt thou whose will is large and spacious,
Not once vouchsafe to hide my will in thine?
Shall will in others seem right gracious,
And in my will no fair acceptance shine?
The sea all water, yet receives rain still,
And in abundance addeth to his store,
So thou being rich in will add to thy will
One will of mine to make thy large will more.
Let no unkind, no fair beseechers kill,
Think all but one, and me in that one 'Will.'
I also want to point out that I reside in the town which is home to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. This year, they've opened the season with a preview of my absolute favourite play, Hamlet. (only wish I could have gone!) I will see it before the season is out.
Celebrating Shakespeare's birth by opening the season -- and launching the new and improved theatre gift shop and café -- is, I think, a lovely idea. Even if you're too far away to come and see anything, you can pop over to their website and watch a ton of webcasts about each of the plays and investigate the current crop of actors (including my favourite, Brian Tree).