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My GOD, but I've been gone a while. Let's see...

1. School.
2. School. (Badminton in particular. I'm terrible at it.)
3. Got an internship at a local theatre (!!!), the same one which came into my Shakespeare class over the summer. I've been doing it for a few weeks (this season is "Ben Jonson and Shakespeare's Contemporaries"), and basically I just have to set up chairs on their one-show-a-week and run errands a couple other days. And I get to see the show! So it's all amazing, but exhausting.
4. Had to postpone two plays within a few days; one, CalShakes' Much Ado to about two weeks from now; the other, Hamlet on Alcatraz... no, not set in Alcatraz, staged on and around the island. So that was originally going to be in about two weeks, now it's about a month from now.

And posts I need to make:

1. Ashland's production of Hamlet
2. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged
3. Asta Nielsen's Hamlet
4. all the movies I watched when I was sick a few weeks ago (mostly Shakespeare-related (note the "related"), with a couple of Kevin Kline things)
5. the excitement of having seen 10 film Hamlets
6. the play I saw tonight, MilkMilkLemonade, which I'll probably talk about tomorrow when it's still fresh.

Lists lists lists blah blah blah. Oh look, a distraction!



I had the idea for this aaaages ago, but only got around to making it recently. It's a bit silly, and mostly nonsense, but I like it. Nota bene: first bit is Hamlet's POV, then goes into Claudius', then descends into nonsense. Yay!

God, I am tired.

Uh, I mean. Enjoy!

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sherlockiangirl
Oct. 3rd, 2010 07:23 am (UTC)
THAT VID IS MADE OF SO MUCH EPIC WINNNNNNNNNNNNN.

*is hyperventilating* Do you realize how PERFECTLY done that was? I AM SO HAPPEH NOW. MY DAY IS MADE. *goes to YouTube to ADD TO DAMN FAVORITES*
dontcrosscross
Oct. 3rd, 2010 08:53 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks, bb! You're too kind! <3 (And you were in mind when I made it, so I'm glad you like it.)
zwoelfchen
Oct. 3rd, 2010 09:02 am (UTC)
It tells me I cannot watch the video in my country! Unfairness!

Could you be persuaded to upload it somewhere else so I can see?
dontcrosscross
Oct. 3rd, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
Aw! D: Not cool, youtube! *shakes fist* Here it is.
zwoelfchen
Oct. 3rd, 2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
So awesome! Gotta love an upbeat Hamlet video. I want to say Hamlet/Claudius, but that sounds too shippy.

Very well done!
dontcrosscross
Oct. 4th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
Hee! Thanks. There aren't enough, really. :P

The only film version I've seen thus far where I could see Hamlet/Claudius is the 2000 one with Ethan Hawke. Patrick Stewart, in this version, is far too austere to ship with anyone. XD
bewareofitalics
Oct. 3rd, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
Asta!Hamlet! Who is buddies with Fortinbras and passes as a man because all the men wear too much make-up! I'm looking forward to your Shakespeare thoughts. :D
dontcrosscross
Oct. 4th, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
IT IS SO CRACKY AND AMAZING. XD I was intending to do a picspam of it, but then I spent like 20 caps on the scene where Hamlet meets Horatio. So, uh.

My predominant thoughts were YAY HAMLET/HORATIO and OMG ASTA NIELSEN GET IN MY PANTS. Also: did you know that the whole concept is from a book about Hamlet? (Probably, but let me talk about it.) Basically, the whole thing is trying to prove Hamlet's a girl. Which is, okay, sure. But then they spend a chapter arguing that s/he's in love with Horatio. But because it's nearly impossible to actually PROVE Hamlet is female, they spend the whole chapter talking about "his untold passion" or w/e. XD YAY SCHOLARLY VALIDATION.

Also, I was intrigued by the lack of ghost. And Hamlet's decisiveness at the end. And evil Gertrude.
bewareofitalics
Oct. 4th, 2010 05:04 am (UTC)
I might have known about the book at some point but I don't remember, so hee, cool! I should definitely watch this again, it's been years.
dontcrosscross
Oct. 6th, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)
You should! And it's on Google Books, actually, if you want to skim it. It's called something along the lines of The Mystery of Hamlet.
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dontcrosscross
Oct. 4th, 2010 04:38 am (UTC)
HOW DID I KNOW YOU WOULD BE THE ONE TO ASK ABOUT THAT XD

Well, here is their website. Here's a little bit on it in the local news. If you poke around on the website you can find their blog and such, but yeah, basically it's just Hamlet staged all around Alcatraz. Starting on the ferry there, and then going all around the island and prison. Our show is going to start at 3:30, I think, which is good because hopefully the sun'll have set for the last hour or so. :D

Oh and apparently I tangentially know one of the women in it? She was in the reading of Henry IV 1 I saw with my Shakespeare class, done by the company I'm working for now. But I can't recognize any of the people in the photos and such, so I've probably forgotten what her face looks like. Oops.
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dontcrosscross
Oct. 6th, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
YES. YES YOU ARE

Of course! It'll be over by the evening, so I can do it that same day. And... that might be the woman I tangentially know, actually. (Now you mention it, I think the guy I work for/with/something said she was playing Hamlet. So, uh. Maybe I can get an introduction?)

I might've read something along those lines months ago, when it was still in production. But yeah, I'll talk about it when I see it. BECAUSE YOU LIVE ON THE EAST COAST WHERE THEY HAVE ALL KINDS OF OTHER AWESOME THEATRE. We should switch places for a month, or something. :P
elviaprose
Oct. 4th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
I didn't realize how much I'd been missing your vids in my life until I watched this. Amazing, as always...
dontcrosscross
Oct. 4th, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you. ♥



Actually, I've also a Brutus/Cassius vid that I finished sometime in August, but every time I tried to publish it the audio decided to be a huge douche. :| Which is annoying. But yeah, hopefully I'll get that done soon.
elviaprose
Oct. 4th, 2010 06:08 am (UTC)
YAY. Sorry about the audio trouble :( I hate when computers don't work for me. Which, as you know, is basically ALL THE TIME.

P. S.

If you made that vid for the reason I think you made that vid, I owe you a fic.

dontcrosscross
Oct. 6th, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
Yeah... XD Mine works sometimes, but then it has days where it just goes, "Nope. Taking a break. Don't feel like doing anything today." Which makes me go WTF computer, you're a computer and you can't think for yourself. And then it blows a raspberry at me, and that's when this comment stops making sense.

PS. If we're thinking of the same reason why I made that vid, no you don't because you already wrote me one. :P
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Shakespeare Meme

Bold the ones you've seen stage productions of, italicize the ones you've seen movies of, underline the ones you've read or listened to, and add a star to any you've performed in, done readings of or otherwise theatrically participated.

All's Well That Ends Well
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Coriolanus
Cymbeline
Double Falsehood
Hamlet*
Henry IV, Part I
Henry IV, Part II
Henry V
Henry VI, Part I
Henry VI, Part II
Henry VI, Part III
Henry VIII
Julius Caesar*
King John
King Lear
Love's Labour's Lost
Macbeth*
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night's Dream*
Much Ado about Nothing
Othello*
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Richard II
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus*
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night*
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Two Noble Kinsmen
The Winter's Tale*

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