Shakespeare Is Moosic To A Cow's Ear
MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:
Good morning. I'm Mary Louise Kelly.
Is it much ado about nothing? Researchers claim music helps cows produce more milk. Performers in Kent in England decided to see if Shakespeare would work too. They performed�"The Merry Wives of Windsor"�at a local farm. And, hark, the farm workers say the comedy upped the yield. Something to do with the milk of human kindness. The actors say they're sticking with the bard's comedies. "Hamlet" might be too upsetting for the cows.
It's MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.