After Lumière London, you'd think the city would retire proudly from the light-show scene. But no — for Shakespeare400 we've got a Son et Lumière with a Bardic bent, a smash hits compilation of Will's best-known verse with accompanying dancing animation on the Guildhall's majestic façade. If you missed it on Friday, there's another chance tonight (5 March) at Guildhall between 6.45pm and 8.45pm.
Was it a little naff? Of course. But we couldn't help our spirits soaring as a kind of glorious assault of language bellowed over the speakers accompanied by dramatic Disneyfied images. Here's a selection of our favourites.
This royal throne of kings, this sceptr'd isle
Out, damned spot! ... Yet who would have thought the old man
to have had so much blood in him.
Hath not a Jew eyes? ... If you prick us do we not bleed?
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he today that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother
To be, or not to be: that is the question
We are such stuff as dreams are made on