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These novels solve the mysteries surrounding Shakespeare by transporting us back in time, to walk in his shoes, and see his world through his eyes.

Only when we see Shakespeare in his original historical context can we understand what his plays and poems really mean.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Abraham Lincoln Museum

I recently passed through Springfield, Illinois and made a visit to the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Lincoln loved Shakespeare's plays, and understood them arguably more than any other President.

Here are some pictures:

This museum had these remarkable life-size models, not unlike Madame Tussaud's, and the first one as you enter is of his family.

Here is a picture of young Lincoln in front of the log cabin he was born in, with a copy of Aesop's Fables in his lap.

Here, inside the same log cabin, a young Lincoln reads by a fire. He was known to read Shakespeare even as a child, and he read the plays his entire life, even in the White House during the Civil War.

Here is a picture of Lincoln, moments before he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, sneaking into his box, far right. Booth and his family were famous, especially for performing Shakespeare.

I loved this. In the gift shop, there was a display of Lincoln's favorite books: 

Look at all that Shakespeare!