Love's Labours Lost
has a happy ending
has a sad ending
Why had I never been to the Globe before? I have wasted so many years of my life not going to the Globe. It is fabulous. With minstrals and deer and timber and stars and banners and... just wow.
Except that standing for 3 hours is a bit grim. Luckilly Sebby gave me a foot massage on the train that was a great help.
You this way, we that...
I have no idea. I have been telling you to for years. It's always made me a bit cross that people like you who would so clearly love it have been reluctant to go.
Sorry for not replying to your email. I hope the standing for three hours wasn't entirely my fault.
|Date:||August 1st, 2007 10:29 am (UTC)|| |
Re: You this way, we that...
Oh no, it was fine. We ended up in the pit right in the centre of the stage, and had stage to lean backwards on, so it was about as good as it was ever going to get. But I'm not very good at standing for three hours even when I have stage to lean backwards on, I have discovered.
|Date:||August 1st, 2007 11:15 am (UTC)|| |
Oh, yes. I'd forgotten the deer. They were very nicely done :)
|Date:||August 1st, 2007 12:40 pm (UTC)|| |
It has some of my favorite scenes from Shakespeare comedy (the everyone-hiding-from-everyone, and the Russians)
|Date:||August 1st, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)|| |
It doesn't have a typical "festive" ending; but then, many Shakespeare comedies end with a rather dissonant stroke.
|Date:||August 1st, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)|| |
I was lucky enough...
...to play Don Armado and thus have the last lines of the play. "You that way, We This way" I had no idea really how to deliver them, but I think the ending is meant to be a happy ending, somewhat incongruously after the real ending of the play, and is perhaps meant to be addressed to the audience rather than anyone else.
I've heard that LLL was written for a college (academic) audience, which is why it doesn'[t have quite the bawdiness elsewhere in the bard. But I'm just a mathmo...
I agree about the standing, I couldn't do it - I have only been to the Globe in a seat that you pay extra for, and I'm glad I did. I haven't seen Love's Labours Lost. It was, er, the one with Beatrice and Sebastian and the wedding where Hero gets shouted at. Very good.
Much Ado. Thank you Google.
|Date:||August 2nd, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)|| |
I WANT TO GO TO THE GLOBE ARGH ARGH ARGH!
|Date:||August 3rd, 2007 09:36 am (UTC)|| |
I will come up with a cunning plan that involves taking you. You must be coming to London again at some point, surely?
|Date:||August 3rd, 2007 10:55 am (UTC)|| |
Not in the foreseeable future, I think...heading out there for Buffycamp and Bardcamp, but there's enough traveling planned in addition to those that I don't think we'll have funding/time to head down to London just for its own sake until after Ardgour next year. Bah! But perhaps we can come up with a clever weekend trip somewhere...
Ah well, it gives me something to look forward to. =) There are *so* many wonderful things planned for the next half-year that it's good to know there are other wonderful possibilities for after it's over as well!
|Date:||August 3rd, 2007 10:57 am (UTC)|| |
Oh, and my last name is Burns (think Ash Burns and it's easy), and my email address of choice is ashfae at sub-zero dot mit dot edu, because while I can receive mail at the technicaldetails one I can't send anything from it! (which is why I use it for the internet; all the spam goes to that one. Only real life people find out about the sub-zero account)
|Date:||August 3rd, 2007 09:21 am (UTC)|| |
Just in case you're reading one medium more reliably than the other: you have mail. *hugs*
|Date:||August 4th, 2007 07:30 am (UTC)|| |
On a completely unrelated note - we met at Sam's party (I had a red tshirt with rainbow brite on) and I thought it would be polite to let you know that I added you on my friends list :-).
|Date:||September 10th, 2007 07:27 am (UTC)|| |
Yay! Nice to meet you again. I should have put two and two together and worked out that nice-Naomi was nice-tea_at_bettys
-who-coments-on-elly's-LJ, but I am a bit slow sometimes!
You're not slow at all - if you don't know me there is no logical connection! I lived and studied in york for *cough*six*cough* years and I like taking tea at Bettys, which is a teashop there.