A proper VIDEO PRESENTATION on Shakespeare should include sound, fury, a kingdom for a stage, princes to act and monarchs to behold the swelling scene.
Whereas in this 5 minutes video the stage is a library and the presenter is by nature a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles. As an actor he belongs, at least in spirit, to the union of performers in Midsummer Night’s Dream branded as,
A crew of patches, rude mechanicals,
That work for bread upon the Athenian walls
The virtue of the video is its brevity. It will not last out a night in Russia where nights are longest there. Besides, though the condition is necessary but not sufficient, brevity is the soul of wit…
Should even the promised shortness prove too long and promote the notorious sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care… etc. – be positive and consider this presentation as the intelligent alternative to Sominex.
Or feel free to remind me that,
The best of rest is sleep,
And that thou oft provokest