Knowing what you know now, if you'd been alive back in 19th-century Britain, would you have let anything stop you from going to hear Charles Dickens talk about his novels? Or, if you were living in Elizabethan England, would there be any price you wouldn't pay to hear Shakespeare crack on about Macbeth? I realize that if we're going to be realistic, your cruel textile factory foreman wouldn't let you away from the fumes for even a minute, not even for Mr. Dickens himself. And you probably wouldn't have survived the Black Plague, so the Shakespeare thing would have been out, too, but stay with me here. The point is this: Living... More >>>