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an update, via shakespeare-meme-thing

So this whole return-to-LJ thing is not really as much, uh, happening as I hoped it would be. :| Anyway, you know that Shakespeare meme thing I have in my sidebar? As a means of updating here, I'm going to post that, with the most recent changes. And talk about them some! Hurrah! This will be fun.

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 - I saw this at Ashland!! I didn't like it as much as I liked the first part, which makes sense because I don't like the entire PLAY as much as the first part, because it is basically exactly the SAME as the first part, minus Percys. And Percys are the BEST PART.
Henry V
Henry VI, Part I
Henry VI, Part II
Henry VI, Part III
Henry VIII
Julius Caesar* - ASHLAND'S CAESAR. SOOOOOO GOOD. I WANT TO PUKE. It was so good though omg you guys and the guy who played Cassius was SCRUFFY AND HAD TATTOOS and was also really hot but um who's counting
King John
King Lear
Love's Labour's Lost - Again, Ashland.
Macbeth*
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night's Dream*
Much Ado about Nothing - I still haven't seen the David Tennant/Catherine Tate version!! My sads. I'm waiting until my girlfriend can come over and watch it with me, which probably won't be until Friday, because a) finals and b) she lives in Satan's armpit.
Othello*
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Richard II - AN AGE OF KINGS. ON DVD. CHRISTMAS PRESENT. SOOOOO GOOD. I was trying to watch Henry IV 1 the other night, but my mom came in and started getting grumpy because she wanted to watch Downton.
Richard III - I SAW. RICHARD III. WITH KEVIN SPACEY. AND ALSO THE WOMAN WHO PLAYED CALPURNIA IN ROME. SHE BREATHED THE SAME AIR AS JAMES PUREFOY AND TOBIAS MENZIES AND ALSO ME, I WAS BREATHING HER AIR oh my god maybe i should just go back to tumblr
Romeo and Juliet
The Taming of the Shrew - I'm confused as to why this was already bolded, because I don't think I've seen a production of Taming before, but CalShakes did a REALLY good production of Taming which I saw.
The Tempest
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus* - And I was in a production of Titus, at CalShakes conservatory. (where I met my girlfriend!!) I was Lucius. Apparently I have a thing for tormented young men committing morally grey acts? Idk but it was a lot of fun
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night*
Two Gentlemen of Verona - I might make a separate post about this. CalShakes did a FANTASTIC musical adaptation of Two Gents, except minus the sexism and grossness and plus cute gay guys and charming songs and adorable hipsters.
Two Noble Kinsmen
The Winter's Tale*

...That should be it? If you care about my life, I've just finished applying to college. THANK GOD.

Comments

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angevin2
Jan. 23rd, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
Age of Kings!Richard II is so pretty. <33333

In fact, Age of Kings generally is PURE LOVE except that occasionally they cut things that they really shouldn't. Also, their Prince Hal is brilliant although it's very easy to get distracted by his junk. Sadly, Sean Connery as Hotspur sucks.

(Also also, everyone is always ragging on 2 Henry IV. One day I really will write that "why 2H4 is Shakespeare's most underrated play" screed. BECAUSE IT IS.)
dontcrosscross
Jan. 23rd, 2012 05:18 am (UTC)
He is!!!

Oh dear. Yeah. I do enjoy his "w-w-wounds" stutter, even though "w-w-worms" can be seen coming a mile away. I'm always torn when Shakespeare characters have vocal tics - on the one hand, it makes them more interesting and human, on the other hand, it does tweak with the language. (Not that that's always a bad thing!)

You should!! Part of my problem may have been that we had front-row seats in an open-air theatre, and I was wearing a dress. I might be willing to give it another shot in warmer circumstances. ;P One of the things I liked about that production, which I'm remembering now, was the way Rumor was hovering in the background throughout the show, occasionally fighting or giving other characters a little push. It was a nice detail.
angevin2
Jan. 23rd, 2012 07:06 am (UTC)
It used to be something of a tradition for Hotspurs to stammer, especially on the letter W because obvious reasons -- but it's largely out of fashion now. Olivier did it when he played Hotspur in the forties (I think it started around the turn of the 20th century). The thing that bugs me about Connery's take is that he does it like once or twice to establish it and then never does it again until he dies!

Also, background!Rumor is an awesome thing. A group of my students did that in one of their scene performances and it was AWESOME.
bewareofitalics
Jan. 23rd, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
Shaaaakespeeeare. :D There wouldn't happen to be a recording of that Two Gents musical, would there?
dontcrosscross
Jan. 23rd, 2012 05:06 am (UTC)
A cast recording? Unfortunately not :( (though not for lack of petitioning!!) There are a couple bad-quality Youtube videos from early rehearsal days, if you're really interested?
bewareofitalics
Jan. 23rd, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
Sure, why not? :)
evelyn_b
Mar. 7th, 2014 05:33 pm (UTC)
So I know it's been over two years since you posted here, but I found your journal while looking for stills from the James Mason Julius Caesar movie (which is amazing, and how did I live so long without ever seeing or reading Julius Caesar? I don't understand how this happened) and oops, two hours have passed, but I regret nothing.

Just wanted to say that I enjoy your writing and hope you're having the best time in college.
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other things of mine

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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