Posts tagged shakespeare
February 15th - Love Me! Why?

The dreaded holiday has come and gone…single's awareness day….I mean Valentine’s Day. It’s a day for love, over-priced chocolate and cards, and judging how much you are loved based off how much money your significant other spent on you.

Honestly, that’s a really bleak outlook on Valentine’s day. I’ve personally never put much stock into the idea. The best Valentine’s Day I ever had was watching a ‘Love Sucks’ Vampire movie marathon with my friends in high school and eating all the half-off chocolate we could afford. Then something miraculous happened.

I fell in love.

We still don’t put a lot of pressure on for Valentine’s Day. We usually go get ‘Buy one, get one free’ lovers burritos and watch Star Wars Family Guy (As is tradition for Liz and Paul). We still see it as a day of love, but everyday is like that for us. We don’t need a special day on the calendar to remind us that we love each other.

So, in honor of our mixed feelings about a holiday dedicated to love, we are reading ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ By William Shakespeare. Benedick has sworn to never marry or fall in love. Beatrice has sworn the same. So, of course, they would make the perfect couple. Their friends, Claudio and Hero, do their best to set them up. But what happens when a sneaky Don decides to mess with the happiness of Hero and Claudio? Heart break, faking your own death and hilarity!

August 15th, 2018 - What Fools These Mortals Be

In Episode five, Casye and Elizabeth take on something that is loved and feared by many...Shakespeare. 

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare is one of his more famous comedies. The girls will talk about their multiple experiences with the play. Since they are both experienced actresses, they have both performed various roles. (Casye was Puck. She is literally the little redheaded Fairie from lore. Who else was going to do it? Honestly?) 

In Athens, two lovers are torn apart. Hermia and Lysander are deeply in love. Demetrius, the man selected for Hermia by her father,  also wants Hermia. Hermia is given a choice. She must either enter a convent, marry Demetrius as her father wishes, or die. Hermia's friend Helena loves Demetrius, but Demetrius still wants Hermia. Hermia and Lysander decide to run away together.

And then mischievous fairies decide get involved....

As  if this wasn't complicated enough.