From Melvin Bragg’s, ‘The Value of Culture’

Did you catch Melvin Bragg’s radio 4 series last week?  I missed a little, but will definitely be catching the whole thing again one way or another.

One quote in particular stands out for me, and I thought I’d post it here.  I’ve also jotted it down in my diary.

David Puttnam:

‘Mozart, Dickens, Shakespeare, were entertainers.’

Obvious?  Not always.  Sometimes we are too busy seeing their genius to remember that they wrote not for academics, but us, the general public.  David Puttnam went on to suggest that the majority of the audiences for Dickens and Shakespeare may have been illiterate.

There’s something to keep-in-mind when we’re writing and editing.

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