Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday July 9 2012

Shorter lists this week, of course. And nothing from the Almanac. But still, a decent Shakespeare week.

Shakespeare sightings:
  • In Dagens Nyheter, missed last week actually collected sometime in June, a not so positive review of a production here in Stockholm of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • In Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility Mrs. Dashwood exclaims that they had never finished reading Hamlet before Willoughby took off.
  • In the TV series “Desperate Romantics” (not watched, only glimpsed) that famous painting of Ophelia (the name of the artist escapes me) flashed by in the background.
  • In an interview with those involved with the making of the movie “Frost/Nixon”, Oliver Platt, speaking of his role as Bob Zelnick and his colleague James Reston (played by Sam Rockwell), compared the two to Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern.
  • Emma Thompson makes clever use of Shakespeare in her excellent screenplay to “Sense and Sensibility” on several occasions.

Further, this week:
  • Started reading with Hal: Much Ado about Nothing
  • Finished and posted: my text on Henry the Fourth, Part Two.

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