This summer, I had the privilege of seeing the Robben Island Shakespeare Exhibit at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned at Robben Island, he smuggled in a copy of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare disguised as the Bible. The book was passed among the prisoners, who would read aloud to each other, sign the book, and mark their favorite passage. With this book, Mandela brought some light into the darkest of times. What a loss, and what an extraordinary life lived.