My summer Shakespeare class, 2015. Past students will recognize this curious room as my office, which I shared with Allen Ginsberg, and which serves (as it served then, for both of us) as my classroom. It looks more comfortable than it is – at any rate the sofa is a wreck and certainly less comfortable than it looks – but at least it doesn’t, thank God, look like a classroom. Here you can see, left to right, Jennifer, Njeri, Austin, Yolanda, Fatema, Jamie, Nasrin, Eric, Elliot, and Sarah-Anne. On the sofa, Jonathan and Mark, and Cindy at the table. A good representative sample (picture up to 34 in this room, at times) of my wonderfully diverse students, by age and ethnicity. A fine class, too. And in the center, the Shakespeare volume I worked from – a gift from my beloved daughter, Chiara.