Friday, May 29, 2009

Love's Labour's Lost

I'm especially looking forward to re-reading this one!  Harold Bloom says of it:  "...we all have particular favorites, in literature as in life, and I take more unmixed pleasure from Love's Labour's Lost than from any other Shakespearean play."  
Wow, eh?  That's some amazing praise from the man who wrote the book on the bard: "Shakespeare, the Invention of the Human."  
The surprise ending to this overtly romantic comedy is my favorite part of it.  It becomes most relevant when the veils of fondness are removed and reality takes over.  I'll be directing an edited version of this for a high school this coming fall and am excited to see how the students will choose to play the end.  (I've not done the edit, yet, so Shakespeare Allowed! will be very helpful to me in this process!)
See you at the downtown library at 1pm on Saturday, June 6th!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Two Gents ...

The Jive! Digital Printing Question of the month:
Be the first to respond on this blog in the COMMENTS below with the correct answer and win a free T-shirt!

What theme did The Nashville Shakespeare Festival produce The Two Gentlemen of Verona at Shakespeare in the Park 2007.

Hint: check here for a photo archive of past productions!