BBC: Shakespeare gets Covid vaccine: All’s well that ends well

O for a news of wire!

Two patients, both alike in dignity
Against corona did they lay vaccines
From ancient puns break new comedy
Where Shakespeare japes make Twitter feeds obscene.

The second person to receive “the jab” against COVID-19 is none other than… William Shakespeare. As good luck would have it, the game was afoot immediately, with the slings and arrows of outrageous punning giving us pause.

But only for those who are familiar with the Bard’s work. As I lamented in a past article, that number is dwindling. The fault, dear readers, is not Instagram, but in ourselves, that we are underread.

Otto E. Mezzo