The Comedy of Bards

animalstalkinginallcaps:

BYE, MOM. BYE, DAD. PLEASE STOP STRUGGLING. IT’S JUST A COUPLE YEARS IN A LABOR CAMP. I KNOW YOU WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO RETIREMENT BUT YOU CO-SIGNED FOR COLLEGE, REMEMBER? IT WAS EITHER SELL YOU INTO INDENTURED SERVITUDE OR GET SOME CORPORATE CUBICLE JOB TO PAY BACK MY STUDENT LOANS.
NO OFFENSE, BUT I DIDN’T GO TO ART SCHOOL TO WORK IN AN OFFICE, OKAY? I NEED TO BE IN A NURTURING CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT. 

animalstalkinginallcaps:

BYE, MOM. BYE, DAD. PLEASE STOP STRUGGLING. IT’S JUST A COUPLE YEARS IN A LABOR CAMP. I KNOW YOU WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO RETIREMENT BUT YOU CO-SIGNED FOR COLLEGE, REMEMBER? IT WAS EITHER SELL YOU INTO INDENTURED SERVITUDE OR GET SOME CORPORATE CUBICLE JOB TO PAY BACK MY STUDENT LOANS.

NO OFFENSE, BUT I DIDN’T GO TO ART SCHOOL TO WORK IN AN OFFICE, OKAY? I NEED TO BE IN A NURTURING CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT. 

1567 5.26.12.

Call me a slacker, but I just realized this exists.  I’m not sure how I feel about a Prospera instead of a Prospero (it’ll either be brilliant or awkward), and some of the Ariel CG stuff looks wonky, but it’s a talented cast (Yay Alan Cumming!) and I think Ben Whishaw is naked.  That’s always good.

Shakespeare Quilt

If anyone doubted I wasn’t nuts about Shakespeare this’ll probably sink it in for them:  I’m making a patchwork quilt that incorporates Shakespeare’s head and some quotes from his plays (as a template for my soon-to-be Etsy shop).

The problem is, I need 19 more quotes and find sifting through “famous quotes” on Google tedious and impersonal.  Does anyone have any favorites from one of his plays?

Math For Those Who Don’t Like Math

If Miranda was three when she came to the island, and that was twelve years ago, that makes her fifteen.  Yikes.  O.o

I don’t remember if he gives an age for Ferdinand.  I’ll have to keep an eye out.

A French Shakespearean taunting, brought to you by: the Boatswain, Act I, scene i

Disclaimer:  I apologize for the quality.  Think of it as character.  French Taunter copyright Monty Python.

cashstrappedcapers:

Monsterpiece Theater - “The Taming of the Shoe”

Wonderful rendition of play #12.  Worth the wait.

The Tempest

Play #: 1

Title: The Tempest

Type: Comedy

Date Started: 9/28/11

Summary For Dummies: The Tempest

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Introduction and The Low-Down

There are many words used to describe William Shakespeare.  Brilliant.  Bawdy.  Brainy.  Boring.

Boring?

As both an English and Theatre major in college, I have spent quite a lot of time reading, studying and performing Shakespeare.  And while many people I know would argue the contrary, I believe that Shakespeare is anything but this last and most terrible “B” word.  To prove my theory, I have decided to open up my 10lb copy of his completed works and tackle every single play within to find all the good bits.

Yes, that’s right.  Even the histories.

Beginning with the first play in the book—The Tempest—I will read through all 37 in search of entertaining quips and quotes.  I plan to get to Othello—the last play in the book and one of my personal favorites—in about 70 weeks or so, depending.  And, while I check another thing off my bucket list, I hope to prove to at least some disbelievers that Shakespeare is nowhere near boring.

Or maybe they’ll just get slapped.