Monkeys are smart. Though they haven't created cars or trains or weapon, they are educated through simplicity. They flourish on what they have, and if something doesn't work, they don't give up, but they evolve to overcome it. Like monkeys, Shakespeare had no thesaurus, no dictionary, no laptop and no editor. But when he came to a spot where he was at loss for words, he made up his own words. Through practice, perseverance and certainly trial and error, he created works that will last forever.

I am a 13 year old kid who is trying to read and attend live performances of all 37 Shakespeare plays (plus 3 possible collaborations) in 2 years. This is a record of my experiences.

I am now a 19 year old college freshmen at Northwestern University, pursuing a degree in Theatre. The spark of love for Shakespeare that began this blog has grown into a roaring fire. That fire burns a little bit brighter each day. This is where it all began.


Saturday, February 27, 2010

BAM Theatre's The Tempest

The reviews for the BAM's The Tempest in Brooklyn are good but they don’t say that it’s a real classic. With Christian Camarago as Ariel and Stephen Dillane as Prospero, Charles Isherwood reports that “When Prospero rises to signal the start of the show, putting on his magical cloak and a belt of fraying feathers, it is with a palpable sense of resignation-- a book-bound professor called reluctantly away from his task”

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