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Spent a chunk of this afternoon watching a production of Shakespeare's Comedy Of Errors put on by a group of 14-16 years olds from a local school.

A spartan set, colorful costumes, and lots of help from the off-stage prompter got everyone through this essentially lightweight play. Nonetheless, hearing these venerable words recited, certainly or less so, by this young cast reminded me of the perpetual appeal of a well-written and well-conceived drama.

Shakespeare, and the still performed masterworks by the Greek playwrights, reminds me that there is nothing new in the complex interactions between human beings. With so much attention given to the here-and-now, this is a refreshing.