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A 'Tango' with Derek Jacobi is something not to be missed
A 'Tango' with Derek Jacobi is something not to be missed

I have written exactly one fan letter in my life and that was to Derek Jacobi. I wrote it, and God forgive me, sent it, sometime between my junior and senior year in high school. I blush to disclose that the correspondence also included a sonnet I had written. Not about him, about "Hamlet." So, yes, I was that girl. Fat and unhappy, with the glasses and the zits. I was seeking a sanctuary in literature, building around me a tower of borrowed words: Salinger, Frost, Austen, Dickinson and Poe. And, of course, Shakespeare. CRITICS' PICKS: What to see, do, hear and more this weekend But I never understood Shakespeare, or poetry, or the purpose of the written word, or art in general,...

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