I’m a “grow old disgracefully” sort of guy, but some prefer to “live fast, die young“, of course …
If you’re more Jimi than Jagger, more Buddy Holly than Bruce Springsteen, you might want to tune in to Jen’s blog, where she is looking at a play per week. Mad as a hatter!
I think she knows her Shakespeare shit …
Date: Between 1589 and 1592.
First read: In 200…5, I think? At some point in my early 20s I read my Arden Complete Works cover to cover. Then I re-read it in 2011 when I worked on a couple of scenes from it at Mountview.
Productions seen: None – just that couple of scenes at drama school.
Productions worked on: As above.
Edition I’m using: Good old Dover Thrift.
- I read the play aloud with Mark and Flavia. We noticed that the locations weren’t consistent across the editions – sometimes one of us had Milano and another Verona, sometimes one had Mantua and another Padua. I wish we’d actually noted the differences, but we didn’t… What I can tell you is that I was using the Dover Thrift pictured above, Mark had the Arden Complete Works and Flavia was using the text…
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