A calmer Shakespeare week.
- Shakespeare sightings –
- In the book bought this summer in Canterbury, Britain by Bike by Jane Eastoe, Stratford upon Avon is of course mentioned but Shakespeare isn't actually named, only Anne Hathaway's cottage, which is nicely reached by bike, in case you've been wondering.
- In the very strange movie from the 70's “Picnic at Hanging Rock”, a group of bourgeois school girls in Australia sweetly recite “Shall I compare the to a summer's day...”
- In the novel about the Russian Revolution, The People's Train, by Thomas Keneally (the same guy who wrote the book that Schindler's List was based on), the main character's father is described as an actor prone to quoting Pushkin and Shakespeare in the family's home. Such stuff as revolutions are made of!
- In the midst of the Harry Potter marathon now under way (Hal, our friend Y.W. and I are reading the books and watching the movies for the nth time), we watched “The Prisoner of Azkaban” and there it was. I remembered it clearly but not which movie it was in. The choir singing in the dining hall as the students arrive at Hogwart, “Double, double, toil and trouble.” Appropriate, no? Especially the last line, “Something wicked this way comes.” Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSEA18UsNXc&feature=related
- Now reading aloud with Hal: Love's Labour's Lost.
- Text posted: She's All That - Joan of Arc in Henry the VI Part One