21 October 2006

The Play's the Thing

Yesterday, I accompanied Rachel B. to see Love's Labour's Lost at Playhouse Square. She had to see it for a class she's taking in college and she couldn't get anyone else to go with her to see Shakespeare. I, however, love Shakespeare. It amazes me that something written so many hundreds of years ago can still be so totally hilarious! (Of course, you do have to work to understand what they're saying, but if the acting is well done, you can infer a lot of meaning from their vocal expression and body language.) I still have yet to see a Shakespearian drama set in Shakespearian times. This one was set in the 1920's. And anyone that thinks our time period is the only one to produce bawdy comedies rife with innuendo hasn't seen anything by Shakespeare! I assume actors and directors in our time capitalize more on those elements than did directors and actors in say, Victorian times! But, it's all really there in the original. All in all though, it was fun. I do love a good play.

Speaking of which, Kerith and I (and anyone else we can get to go) are going to see Les Mis on Broadway in February!! We are so excited. We always told each other that if it ever came back to Broadway, we were going. We assumed, of course that it would come back in 20 or so years, when we'd both be old and gray! But, here it is, and we're really going! Yes!

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Sorry the link to Love's Labour's Lost doesn't work. I can't get it to put in the full web address for some weird reason. If you really want to read the play, go to http://www.freeshakespeare.co.uk/ and click on that play from the list.

Angela said...

Sounds like fun. Les Mis should be a blast. How long are you going to be in NY??

Anthony F. said...

Glad to hear that ya'll had fun. I'm sure she had a much better time with you than me, since I'm not a huge Shakespeare fan. It's not that I hate it, 'cause I will watch it. In fact sometimes I enjoy it, but it depends on the play.

Rachel said...

We'll just be in NYC over the weekend.