Discussion in 'Debate & Marathon Threads Archive' started by Bored of Ed, May 31, 2007.
Jun 8, 2007
Aha: a case of an author you couldn't refuse?
Oh, hah hah. (that's an affected ha ha)
And 25 Years In, the truth is I don't know when any of the Godfather epics came out. There's a gap in my education. I just know I've been hearing about them it feels like forever. I know everybody loves the movies, but I'm just not into gangsta's.
Makes three of us, from the sound of things.
Three of us doing what?
Not (necessarily) into gangstas.
Well, that's the draw, and the basis for comparison to Shakespeare too. Both cycles were about sons of gangstas who really weren't cut out to be gangstas--but had to be, given that they stood to inherit the shop. I've just erased two or three current examples of this kind of dilemma. It's Friday. I've just had a lovely meal. Gonna go take a walk. And bless you, k8r, for continuing to ignore those dates.
Enjoy your walk, 25YearsIn...
Ignoring what? I didn't hear anything.
Shakespeare I do like, especially the Taming of the Shrew. Oh, have you ever seen the Broadway production called "Kiss Me Kate"....we love it. You will laugh just about nonstop, it's so funny and well-acted.
Jun 9, 2007
Oh! A revival of a revival of a play within a play!
Seriously: Kiss Me, Kate is indeed tremendous fun - some of Cole Porter's most sparkling music and lyrics, among other things.
Yeah, like "It's too darn hot" fits here for me tonight...
This would be the 1999 revival, yes? I hear they did well with that. As for Shrew, I saw what was for me the definitive version live in about 1976, give or take a year. This was the ACT version directed by Browning and starring a very young Mark Singer. (25YrsIn admits here--with only a slight wince--to a certain nostalgia for the days when she was young enough to laugh at something called "The Taming of the Shrew." Ah, innocence.)
(TeacherGroupie sings cheerfully off-key, with apologies to Cole Porter but not very many)
We opened with teaching
We next went to boredom
Then to introversion
And a 25Year excursion...
Oh, am I ever in deep spaghetti now...
25 Years In: Oh, no, I'm not one of those sisters, no, no, no hedgemony for me. The Taming of the Shrew is the first of Shakespeare's plays I ever read. I wanted to know if I was going to like this man or not. You have to admit, this girl needed a little taming. It was horrible and humiliating for her, but...then they lived happily ever after.
TG: It's been wonderful hasn't it?
But there is someone missing here tonight. And I guess that's a good thing, considering all the topics covered. But it's not the same.
What did I miss? What have you done, TG?
But it rhymed and scanned, didn't it?
Failed to resist a temptation.
One has to hand
it to TG
could maybe orter
applause applause applause
(TG sings in a much more chastened manner)
It's too darned bad,
It's too darned bad,
We'd like to be getting silly tonight,
Drink quad lattes, vanillae, tonight,
But that's just not in the drillae tonight
And it's Shrew darned bad.
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