All the world’s a stage
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts
- As You Like It
Although Shakespeare lived and wrote some 400 years ago, his sharp observations of human nature are still very true and valid today. No more so they appeal to us than in his comedy plays. From the merely foolish to the crafty, practical jokers and hypocrites, Shakespeare’s comic characters display an understanding of the world and humanity of the deepest kind, all delivered brilliantly with the medium of laughter.