Albarrani: Shakespeare?! He’s only a soldier… whose name was given to this lane where we live (motioning to the street.)
Marshana: A soldier?! What soldier in this world is named Shakespeare?
Albarrani: …I thought he was a soldier. Why else would foreigners name this street after him? Who is your Shakespeare, if not a noble soldier?
Marshana: …the most renowned theatre poet in
Albarrani: If he wasn’t a soldier, then he was somehow working like a soldier. Something in his work must have resembled guns… this is a famous Tangier street, without such power the English would never have named it for him.
Marshana: Words were Shakespeare’s guns, but his words resurrect rather than kill. That is why his power lives on…
Albarrani: But roads are named to honor the dead…
Marshana: No, this one’ll never die.
(Shakespeare Lane, 2008: p29)