Ed Koch reading Shakespeare

The most surprising and most sensitive reading ever of Shakespeare's sonnet that begins, "Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments," was read in 2011 by former New York City Mayor Ed Koch for Garrison Keillor's radio show.

Here's a recording. The snippet begins with some banter between Keillor and Koch.

"A man doesn't go into politics to become beloved," Keillor said. But Koch was beloved, and is.

Here's a YouTube video of the same reading, though I think it's better to just listen to the audio.

Source: A Prairie Home Companion.


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