Is it 2018 yet? I can’t wait. Not that I’m not going to enjoy these waning days of 2017, but when 2018 arrives, I get to start using my brand new, beautiful, large, Shakespeare calendar! I know you’re jealous, but have no fear, there is still time to order yours.
Each month features a new work of art inspired by the Bard’s plays, such as Henry Stacy Marks’s delightful Dogberry’s Charge to the Watch (1859) from Much Ado About Nothing. Or the detail used for the calendar’s cover, by Walter Howell Deverell, of Twelfth Night (Act 2 Scene 4). Many of the calendar’s dates feature factoids and insights about Shakespeare, his works, and Shakespeareana.
I love it already, and it’s not even January yet. But if this beautiful calendar doesn’t brighten my 2018, then like Falstaff, “I’ll have my brains ta’en out and buttered, and give them to a dog for a new-year’s gift” (Merry Wives of Windsor, III.5.7). Mark my words.