You just can’t tell some people that you wouldn’t HAVE Blackadder without Shakespeare …
Ponytail Shakespeare read-through The Comedy of Errors: Act I scene I
‘Which is it today?’
‘The Comedy of Errors.‘
‘It’s about two sets of twins, separated at birth, who find themselves-‘
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The Taming Of The Shrew: Act 1
Boorish, brusque, bonkers …
… but brilliant!
It’s been a while since I expressed some mild distaste at the prank played on the admittedly unsympathetic Christopher Sly at the beginning of this play.
(the reading continues to schedule, by the way, but I can see myself having to catch up on the act-by-act commentaries over the summer holidays)
Doing a bit of research – perhaps on the back of my reluctance to engage with the comedies, I found that the play has plenty of detractors, but I’ve seen it once – several years ago, at the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival – and enjoyed the performance. The casting certainly seemed to back up Robert Atkins’ views:
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