2985 Shakespeare - Edmond, OK
Posted by: Max and 99
N 35° 39.299 W 097° 28.483
14S E 638071 N 3946753
Quick Description: Main-belt asteroid named after English playwright, author, and poet William Shakespeare
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2012 12:28:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMF2V3
This sculpture of William Shakespeare is located in front of Mitchell Hall on the University of Central Oklahoma campus. Mitchell Hall is a performance venue, a suitable place to honor Shakespeare. This sculpture shows Will sitting on a bench, in a relaxed pose with his arm along the top of the bench.
It is not surprising that Shakespeare has an asteroid named in his honor.
Text on bench:
April 23, 1564-April 23, 1616
English Playwright, Author & Poet
For nearly 400 years Shakespeare,the world's most popular playwright, has completely described the human experience. His most common theme is love, with both its ability to build and destroy; however all desires and follies are dealt with in inexplicable detail. His timeless characters help us understand the psychology behind heroism, madness, love, jealousy,laughter and the love of power.
In his 37 plays we mingle with those from all walks of life including kings, queens, peasants, lovers, killers, pick pockets, drunks, philosophers and even fantasy figures. We cannot help but identify with the strengths and weaknesses of these fellow human beings whether it be in a comedy, a history or a tragedy.
Gary Lee Price
Website of the Extraterrestrial Location: [Web Link]
Website of location on Earth: [Web Link]
Celestial Body: Asteroid
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