Messages 2007

Shakespeare - comments on past messages.

August 18, 2007

Santa Cruz, California

Received by FAB


I am here, William Shakespeare.

When I said in my message of August 14, 2007 that “my first employment in the theater was as a stand-in actor,” this experience in London was my official professional entry into theater. My previous experience as an adolescent at Rufford Hall was an apprenticeship in preparation for what was to follow.

I said, in my August 13, 2007 message, “I thoroughly enjoyed and absorbed my childhood classroom training. We were taught many things that were invaluable for my future career in theater. I absorbed it eagerly ….”

But I also chafed as a child against the restrictions of the classroom experience. There were other aspects to the classroom I did not like. What sustained me, however, was my love of knowledge.