Thanks to everyone who showed up to read Love’s Labour’s Lost yesterday afternoon.

I thought the reading went very well with lots of laughter all around for the more accessible witticisms. Also some beautiful poetry sitting right alongside the sonnets composed by the lovers. After participating in the Oberon group meeting on the Sonnets, I wonder if Shakespeare had sonnets on the brain and he went and wrote 150 of them, inspired quite like Don Armado was 🙂

Assist me, some extemporal god of rhyme,
for I am sure I shall turn sonnet. Devise, wit;
write, pen; for I am for whole volumes in folio.

As far as I know, theses are the people at the reading who will be in Ann Arbor next weekend watching the Globe Theater Production, starting from my left: Rosey, Tom, Andrea, Pat, Erik and me.

We also voted for the play to be read at our next meeting (November 15) and Julius Caesar narrowly beat out Coriolanus.

Also, finally, here is an opportunity to take in an inexpensive performance of Richard II on the weekend in Ann Arbor at the Duderstadt Center on North Campus. We read the play last December and you will remember some of the beautiful poetry in the play. John Gielgud made some of these speeches the centerpiece of his one-man performance of Shakespeare called The Ages of Man. Annette and I will be at the Friday performance and we will see you there if you decide to come!

Richard II
October 23 & 24
Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday at 3:00 & 7:00 p.m.
Video Studio

The Rude Mechanicals present William Shakespeare‘s Richard II, directed by James Manganello and produced by Rebecca Penn Noble. The Rude Mechanicals are a theater troupe dedicated to bringing staged theater to the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor community and to providing the opportunity for any member of the student body to be involved, be it in performing or behind-the-scenes work. Tickets available at the Michigan Union Ticket Office or at the door; $3 for students and $6 for adults.

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