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Opera and Shakespeare

Mark the Music: Singing Shakespeare at Glimmerglass
by Alex Ross
The New Yorker 8/18/08

"When composers have tried to set Shakespeare, they have run up against the problem that his verse creates music in the mind, next to which even the most inspired efforts may be found wanting. Nonetheless, the number of Shakespeare operas runs well into the hundreds."

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