Thursday, July 13, 2006

Everybody's a critic

A rare Shakespeare volume went up for auction in England today. Sotheby's was expecting more than $7 million, but got a mere $4.6 million.

Of course, some 17th centry wit wrote comments throughout, including this gem at the end of Hamlet:
But I desire
the reader's mouth
to kiss the writer's ass.

Cheeky monkey!

NPR's story is here, though it's from before the auction took place.

1 comment:

Gina said...

I wonder what Sotheby's would anticpate and receive for a Britney Spears thong -- provided they did that sort of thing. I shudder to think that Brit would outsell the Bard.