A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 4, 1960

WHAT'S new is often related to what's old. This week, TIME'S editors find real news in the enduring works of a master who died in 1616 and is still the biggest box-office boffo of show business in summer, 1960.

Our cover story (and six pages of color) on the Shakespeare boom goes beyond the three Stratfords (England, Ontario and Connecticut), for the great revival of the Bard is breaking out in print and libraries, on disk and stages the world over.

To catch the vitality and range of Shakespeare for the cover, Artist Aaron Bohrod turned to Shakespeare's characters, who this summer...

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