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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

alas poor yorick.

 me, practicing my shakespeare

 
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9 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Nice . . . shoes!

stray said...

"...and tell her, let her paint an inch thick..."

a rose is a rose said...

yeah those ARE some nice kicks

stray, that whole speech is kind of odd, no?

stray said...

in what sense?

a rose is a rose said...

death and decay and graves and clowns and jesters and skulls? tis odd indeed

stray said...

Well, figure he's on a revenge jag dictated by a ghost (who may or may not be the Devil, or completely imaginary, or both), plus he's just had a couple of his former friends done in. So you could say he's in an odd space.

But note all the references in the play to "seeming" and play-acting and deliberate alteration of appearance. Ultimately it's a play about masks, and the skull is what's left when all the masks come off.

a rose is a rose said...

i'm not going to pretend to understand most of his works. i'm more a fan of takes offs of his works. like the movie scotland, pa and mazursky's tempest.

stray said...

Yeah, I have a friend I go to plays with who finds them a challenge. What she's discovered is that the tragedies are easier than the comedies, and the later plays are easier than earlier ones.

a rose is a rose said...

i do like a midsummer nights dream