St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden
I like seeing plays I know done by troupes I respect. It’s like coming home. This is one play where you aren’t going to get a plot recap – if I studied it at school, and can remember I did, I’m assuming basic knowledge in the rest of you. If you don’t know it, it’s the one with a shipwreck, twins, and a fool. That’ll narrow it down for you…
It’s your usual round-up of the weird and wacky (and vaguely Shakespeare-related)…
I finally got around to reading the book I blogged about back in April*. It is simultaneously more and less than I thought it would be. It is more in terms of being its own novel, a complete and full-formed piece which uses Shakespeare’s characters, and less in that this makes the characters in the novel the author’s creations and not necessarily my interpretation of Shakespeare’s originals**.
The notion that laughter is linked to surprise is a popular one, and can be supported by my experience last Tuesday. I first saw the Revised Shakespeare Company (and I’m sure that they chose RSC for their initials deliberately) somewhere in the region of fifteen years ago, and this is a distinctive enough show that I could still work out what was going to come next. So all further comment will be light on specifics so as not to spoiler the show for the new-timer. Continue reading
One of the things that happens when you start an improbable mission* is that people start to associate you with one thing and one thing only. Thus my father brought me back this little curio from the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.