Louisville, Kentucky.  As part of the recent celebrations internationally of the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, his great character Hamlet has decided to run for a judgeship in a local race in Louisville.

Given his experience with his father’s untimely death, his mother’s untimely remarriage, and a stepfather who is out to get him, Hamlet is (very naturally) running for Family Court.

We wish the Prince the best of luck.


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Katherine Dalton
Katherine Dalton has worked as a magazine editor, freelance feature writer and book editor.  She started in journalism in college, working at The Yale Literary Magazine during most of its controversial few years as a national magazine of opinion based at Yale.  She then worked briefly at Harper's magazine in New York, and more extensively at Chronicles magazine in Illinois, where she was a contributing editor for many years.  She has has written for various publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to the University Bookman, and was a contributor to Jason Peters' volume Wendell Berry: Life and Work and Morris Grubbs' collection of interviews Conversations with Wendell Berry.  She lives in her native Kentucky.