Wednesday, April 29, 2009

2 Gentlemen of Verona!

This Saturday, May 2, we'll read aloud Shakespeare's comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona.  (With 2200 lines, it's almost as short as The Comedy of Errors, so we should be done by 3pm)  For me, one of the most interesting things about this play is how Shakespeare wove a thick thread of serious betrayal through a comedy: the friendship of the two young men remains intact, while the love of the young woman betrayed doesn't falter.  ...interesting.  I look forward to hearing your thoughts about how this worked and what you think Shakespeare was saying with this plot.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Taming of the Shrew

The reading yesterday was delightful. I am continually amazed at how well just reading the words out loud without a lot of "acting" conveys the characters and plot. A couple of people have asked why I don't "cast" the readings. Switching voices prevents anybody from putting too much spin on any character, and keeps the focus on the words alone. I really like going around the circle to keep everybody involved. We're truly reading together as a community!

Jive! Digital Printing Question of the Month -- What did you notice in Saturday's reading of The Taming of The Shrew that you didn't realize before? (Leave your comment below)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

First post (test)

Glad to have a place to discuss the Shakespeare Allowed readings!  

Friday, April 3, 2009

This Blog is Under Construction -

Next Discussion April 11, 2009 - Facilitated by The Nashville Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director, Denice Hicks.
Meanwhile - Check out the Press
Here's an interview from the November Reading!