So yesterday I celebrated Bastille Day* by going to see Much Ado About Nothing. What do these two things have in common? Absolutely nothing. But as I usually celebrate Bastille Day by forgetting it entirely** I feel this is a step forward. And Much Ado was hilarious. Of Shakespeare’s plays it is, oddly enough, […]
For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing:
I’m not sure I’m ready for it to be Monday. In case you’re feeling the same I thought I’d share some distractions with you. This is Shakespeare or Batman? You would think that the difference between these two illustrious personages was dramatic enough that one could not readily be mistaken for the other. Turns out, not […]
This is cool if you like words or Shakespeare or, okay, yes, puns. But they’re Shakespearian puns so that makes them… well, I was going to say classy but you know what? No. Shakespearian puns aren’t classy. They’re pretty much all dirty. So, okay, this is… a cute redhead doing funny accents and reciting poetry […]
He invented turns of phrase that were so evocative they’re now clichés. So when you want to beat your head against the wall because you’ve heard that so many times before, it’s his fault. But at the same time, you have to admire his gift with language.
The second time I studied Shakespeare I was taller. And slightly more conscious. I was an undergrad and it was Shakespeare: Text and Film which meant we got to read the plays and watch the movies for credit. (I actually spent quite a bit of my undergrad career taking classes that allowed the watching of […]
This is an answer in two parts. Except I might not tell you the second part. Unless you want me to. Or, you know, I’m bored later. I’ve actually studied Shakespeare a couple of times. Well, I say ‘studied’. I spent eighteen months of high school barely conscious and I only have two clear recollections […]