In ’68 I was introduced to Shakespeare through the indelible Mrs. Woods, whose tenacious teachings showed me that Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet weren’t necessarily boring. She had to petition the parents to allow us to go see the then controversial Zeffirelli production of Romeo and Juliet, because it showed the nude back of, then a minor, Olivia Hussey. My ’68 would come two years later in ‘70.

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