Saturday, January 1, 2011

38 plays, 154 sonnets, 5 poems


what have i gotten myself into? someone actually told me today that there's no way i could do this. i responded defiantly of course, but a voice in the back of my head is screaming at me to run away! what am i thinking? in the next 4 months, i will be in rehearsal for 3 different things on top of school and you know... real life. the little voice is telling me that i, for the 12,173 time, am taking on too many projects. story. of. my life.

here is the point: this is going to be difficult and the risk of failure must be acknowledged. maybe acknowledgement will make it less likely? let us hope.

SO! today i started with some background information on The Comedy of Errors. i am stoked to read this play now because i learned that this play is the closest Shakespeare gets to neoclassicism. as i mentioned a couple days ago, i am really interested in seeing his work evolve. that's he good news.

the bad news is that i saw this play at FSU but recall little to nothing about it. yikes. and i'm not a fan of neoclassicism either. too many rules! unity of time and place? everything has to take place, as a rule, in the same location within a 24-hour period of time? what a freaking drag. only Shakespeare could make this fun. fingers crossed.

i am jazzed to read a play about misunderstandings and mistaken identities, and i'm looking forward to suspending my disbelief for awhile. i wonder how this early work will compare to Twelfth Night, Will's later play of mistaken identities.

all right kids, let's do this. tomorrow i will read acts one AND two! they are both short and i need to take advantage of the fact that school is not in session.

i hope that some of you will stick with me. we can do this together!

-rebecca makespeare


  1. I wish you well, although I have no intentions of joining you on this mission. However, depending on how things go for me, I may follow along sometimes, which is more than I would have done otherwise. For years, I have felt as though I should have read more Shakespeare. Regardless, you can count on my commentary presence.

  2. You can do it, and I am coming along for the ride darling girl.