After watching Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing the other day I had to share this quote from the full text (by William Shakespeare) which was cut from it. I love that for so much of the play she rejects the idea of marriage because she enjoys her independence and doesn’t think that any man can match her wit.
Imagine a world in which they did. Oh wait, I think that someone has and wrote a successful series of YA books based on it.
Call me mad if you will, but I am once again very excited to be heading into Oxford for Alice Day 2013. The theme this year is nonsense, so I should feel right at home. It’s lovely to live somewhere that has so many exciting literary events going on and The Story Museum is at the heart of a lot of these. It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re ever in Oxford.
A beautiful passage from a brilliant book which sprung into my mind today. If you haven’t read The Passion by Jeanette Winterson, you really, really must.