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.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Back from Merrie England

I saw five plays in England:
Julius Caesar
Henry VI part I
Henry VI part II
Henry VIII
Comedy of Errors
I will not be available for a couple of weeks, so the reviews will halt.
To continue August 16-17.

1 comment:

  1. Very good review: I think this captures the spirit of this production, which focused on specific characters in interesting ways, but lacked an overall thrust.