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  1. Dick the butcher was asking for trouble, because as attorney

  2. I was going to say Titus Andronicus, but some parts are so deliciously bad I kinda dig it after all, haha.

  3. Ya gotta look at it as being a very dark satire. I don't remember where I read something like this: Here Shakespeare satirizes his competitors who include blood and guts in their plays in order to cater to the public's appetite. It's like he's saying, "You want gore? Here's some high-quality gore for you." Not to everyone's taste, but some of us find it hilarious.

  4. My Shakespeare lesson to a stranger in an elevator: Give Shakespeare a chance. Even if your first few attempts at trying to find out what all the fuss is about don't answer that question, keep trying. You'll find out.

  5. Not being from the U.K., I don't know what the BBC I-Player is, but if you go

  6. Are the seats cushioned or do I need to bring my own?

  7. Have you considered doing the sleepwalking scene?

  8. Did they portray any clues that might make one question whether or not Ophelia became pregnant a short time before the play begins?

  9. If it's virtual, how can I attend? Can people from outside America attend? (I love Shakespeare!)

  10. Anyone can join the fun by clicking the "Attend" button. Once you have done that, about a half hour before the meeting at 1PM Pacific time not only will a Zoom link be sent to you but also a link to the online Folger edition of the play from which we read.

  11. LOL! My late sister never ate an egg, because she said that it was a chicken that never had a chance.

  12. Yeah, and how about the king's insomnia in 2HenryIV, Act 3, Scene 1?

  13. Speaking only as an audience member and not having any other theatrical background, I have to say that your performance is one of the best I've ever seen. The one thing I look for and very seldom have seen is Edgar looking toward "Nature" in the first and final lines--wherever that may be. (Up, perhaps?) The mirror conversation works beautifully, except on the first line, IMHO. Your delivery of the last line is fine, but--again--would it not be more appropriate to look up or toward a bunch of trees or whatever? Also, I would have liked to have seen and heard a little more emphasis on "fops."

  14. One of my favorites for a single play is

  15. My favorite quote from Antony and Cleopatra: "Sit, sir." Can anybody tell me why?

  16. If you're passionate about Shakespeare, check this out. It's a lot of fun.

  17. Depending on the film, date, and time, I might be game. I've never participated in a watch party. Do we all watch independently and discuss later, or is there a way to chat during film, or what?

  18. He had a shotgun wedding when he was 18 and his pregnant bride was 26.

  19. If really do love the play, communicate that with enthusiasm, and almost any of the suggested approaches will work.

  20. I could say something, but I won't. [See Rule #3.]

  21. What the hell are you talking about? See Rule 3.

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