No wonder dramatic genius William Shakespeare included so much romantic love in his comedies. It's a form of madness and, when under its influence, human beings do strange things.
Shakespeare would enjoy how one romance which blew up in the early 1990s is still headline material. Just a week before Valentine's Day, Woody Allen uses The New York Times to deconstruct for readers the final days of his unusual love affair with Mia Farrow. In essence, it is a response to the earlier posting in that same influential newspaper by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. Here you can read Allen's Valentine's Day Card, which sounds like it had been ghostwritten by a lawyer.
Unfortunately, romantic love gone wrong has consequences. Shakespeare's comedies lead into his tragedies. Most of the Farrow-Allen very public feud consists of hearsay. There is no way of proving it. However, in the process both sides could have tarnished their brands.
Mia's philanthropy and son Ronan's career in broadcast could take a hit. Will we continue to be Ronan's Twitter followers?
Allen's comeback from those days of the original custody battle in the court of law might have peaked with "Blue Jasmine." The court of public opinion may be weary of him and his baggage from the past and simply stop going to his movies and clicking on the oldies but goodies from companies like Netflix.
At this point of that high-profile love affair gone wrong some of us have decided that the two deserved each other. No surprise they found each other. Perhaps, it was in the stars.