Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Letters to Juliet

  1. #1
    Senior Member BlkWhiteFilmPix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    293
    Thanks
    708
    Thanked 411 Times in 187 Posts
    Rep Power
    8

    Default Letters to Juliet

    Every year 10,000 people write to Shakespeare's Juliet in Verona, Italy.

    There's a committee of women who reply to them all.

    https://bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b0


    Hat tip: The Letter Appreciation Society, via Twitter.

    Edit on July 24: Here is the correct link.

    Sorry for the cut and paste error.
    Last edited by BlkWhiteFilmPix; July 24th, 2021 at 07:10 AM. Reason: Added correct link
    Bob

    Making the world a more peaceful place, one fine art print and one handwritten letter at a time.

    Paper cuts through the noise Richard Moross, MOO CEO

    Indiana Jones used a notebook in the map room, not an app.

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to BlkWhiteFilmPix For This Useful Post:

    Chrissy (July 23rd, 2021), TSherbs (July 24th, 2021)

  3. #2
    FPG Donor ♕ Chrissy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    7,833
    Thanks
    3,961
    Thanked 6,857 Times in 2,801 Posts
    Rep Power
    17

    Default Re: Letters to Juliet

    Sadly the link doesn't work despite it starting bbc.co.uk: "Sorry, the page you are looking for cannot be found!"
    Regards, Chrissy | My Blog: inkyfountainpens

  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,038
    Thanks
    336
    Thanked 413 Times in 238 Posts
    Rep Power
    7

    Default Re: Letters to Juliet

    This is the full link, obtained by following the Hat Tip

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b04xnczn

  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to BayesianPrior For This Useful Post:

    BlkWhiteFilmPix (July 24th, 2021), Chrissy (July 23rd, 2021)

  6. #4
    Senior Member carlos.q's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    On a hill in Puerto Rico
    Posts
    1,473
    Thanks
    1,658
    Thanked 1,340 Times in 619 Posts
    Rep Power
    10

    Default Re: Letters to Juliet


  7. The Following User Says Thank You to carlos.q For This Useful Post:

    BlkWhiteFilmPix (July 24th, 2021)

  8. #5
    Senior Member BlkWhiteFilmPix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    293
    Thanks
    708
    Thanked 411 Times in 187 Posts
    Rep Power
    8

    Default Re: Letters to Juliet

    Cut and paste error on my part. Sorry for the inconvenience. Just added the correct link to my original post.
    Bob

    Making the world a more peaceful place, one fine art print and one handwritten letter at a time.

    Paper cuts through the noise Richard Moross, MOO CEO

    Indiana Jones used a notebook in the map room, not an app.

  9. #6
    Senior Member BlkWhiteFilmPix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    293
    Thanks
    708
    Thanked 411 Times in 187 Posts
    Rep Power
    8

    Default Re: Letters to Juliet

    Thank you BayesianPrior.
    Bob

    Making the world a more peaceful place, one fine art print and one handwritten letter at a time.

    Paper cuts through the noise Richard Moross, MOO CEO

    Indiana Jones used a notebook in the map room, not an app.

  10. #7
    FPG Donor ♕ Chrissy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    7,833
    Thanks
    3,961
    Thanked 6,857 Times in 2,801 Posts
    Rep Power
    17

    Default Re: Letters to Juliet

    Thank you, I found it now. Good job both . I've been to Stratford upon Avon for the full Shakespeare tour but like the idea of visiting Verona Italy.
    Regards, Chrissy | My Blog: inkyfountainpens

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Chrissy For This Useful Post:

    BlkWhiteFilmPix (August 5th, 2021)

  12. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1,700
    Thanks
    932
    Thanked 1,103 Times in 625 Posts
    Rep Power
    10

    Default Re: Letters to Juliet

    Quote Originally Posted by BlkWhiteFilmPix View Post
    Every year 10,000 people write to Shakespeare's Juliet in Verona, Italy.

    There's a committee of women who reply to them all.

    https://bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/b0


    Hat tip: The Letter Appreciation Society, via Twitter.

    Edit on July 24: Here is the correct link.

    Sorry for the cut and paste error.
    I didn't know about this. I teach this play every year, but I'm not sure I'll tell my students about it. There are elements of this that are kind of creepy, and definitely very sad.

  13. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1,700
    Thanks
    932
    Thanked 1,103 Times in 625 Posts
    Rep Power
    10

    Default Re: Letters to Juliet

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    .... I've been to Stratford upon Avon for the full Shakespeare tour but like the idea of visiting Verona Italy.
    same, on both counts!

  14. #10
    Senior Member Jon Szanto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    5,683
    Thanks
    6,400
    Thanked 9,113 Times in 3,379 Posts
    Rep Power
    17

    Default Re: Letters to Juliet

    I owe a number of good friends and/or correspondents letters and cards that are LONG overdue. Juliet ain't got nothing on them, and she certainly won't steal away precious time from me doing what I need to get done!
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

    ~ Benjamin Franklin

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Jon Szanto For This Useful Post:

    BlkWhiteFilmPix (July 30th, 2021)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •