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I keep wanting to make more serious-business entries in here, but my brain is not co-operating with this wish. (Seriously, I think right now I have just about the worst brain-fog I've had in years. It's a major effort just to formulate a sentence out loud right now; writing works a bit better since I can stop and think about it, but trying to speak just results in a near-incomphrensible babble of spoonerisms and mispronunciations and wrong words in wrong places. Coherency, I can not has it.) So instead, you get my stream-of-consciousness post-birthday babbling.

I think I'm suffering a little from post-awesomeness comedown, actually. My thirtieth birthday had been looming slightly scarily at me for so long, and now it's finished and over and I am just, you know, sitting around being thirty. And as for Stratford... well, I had been kind of waiting to go there since I was about fourteen. And now I went and came back and... well, yeah.

It was epic win, though; both the plays were so good. I think in the end I loved As You Like It just slightly a little more, which surprised me since I usually like the serious-business plays best. But it was just so damn good and argh. I loved Rosalind, I loved slightly-creepy-slightly-incesty Celia, I loved Touchstone, loved the songs, the slightly bizarre costumes and set design, the whole lot.

... I wish I was in the RSC and got to do that for a living. Or failing that, I wish I lived in Stratford. On a houseboat. Or a flat by the river. And that I could drop by any time I felt like it and watch the plays or hang around the little bookshops. Hahah, because I could afford that.

... sorry. I am such a feckin' nerd, I know. But argh, Shakespeare has been one of my long-running obsessions/perseverations ever since I was a kid, and I guess that trip has kicked it into high gear again. It was just so much win being in a place where it felt almost as if the whole town shared my obsession. Though perhaps I'd get sick of it if I lived there? (And perhaps not. When I was a little girl I used to say that I wanted to live by the seaside, but my cousin told me it wouldn't be worth it because if I lived there all the time I'd get sick of it. But I did move to the seaside, for a few years, and I never got sick of it at all - in fact I still miss it constantly. I have a pretty long attention span for things I like.)

Maybe I will go see this if I can get/afford the tickets, just to pacify my inner litgeek?

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Date: 2009-06-22 07:17 pm (UTC)
nightmareink: Happy Abby from NCIS (NCIS - Abby Happy)
From: [personal profile] nightmareink
Sometimes Holly wishes she got into liking Shakespeare a lot earlier than she did. She had a bout of Shakespeare love in her senior year of high school, I think because it distracted her from the emotional distress she was in at the time. We have a very distinct memory of waiting for our mother and reading Hamlet after a fight. I think we were very upset with ourselves. After that we got into reading more of his plays and watching some movies of his plays. Then at some point we got distracted away, but we still like his plays.

We've seen only two of his plays live though. One was a bare bones production of Macbeth done by four professional actors from England which we saw on Halloween of all nights. XD The other one was As You Like It and that one was performed by people from my university's drama department. Then the next semester we ended up having the guy who played Orlando as our drama teacher for the class we were taking for an art credit. XD

But yeah, Shakespeare is awesome and no doubt you had tons of fun. :D

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Date: 2009-06-22 07:52 pm (UTC)
nightmareink: tree branches with white flowers on them (Default)
From: [personal profile] nightmareink
Actually, now that I look it up, it was five actors. Here's a page about that particular group's tour: . It even includes bios of the actors.

They have a different group of five for every tour and they do different plays. It was so awesome.

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Date: 2009-06-22 07:23 pm (UTC)
plures: A flock of birds against a blue background. (Kerry - Lips)
From: [personal profile] plures
I seriously need to see a Shakespeare play at front. I know [personal profile] oneiros really wants to, for various reasons. The RSC plays you saw sound fantastic. :)

(We love being near places and things we love, too. Even if an obsession dies down for a while, it comes back up. I mean, there will always be a place in our hearts for such things.)

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Date: 2009-06-22 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] amethystfirefly
We like you geeky like this. -hug-

And I totally get the brainfog. And the total let-down from something really really awesome. :( -hugs- I hope you feel better soon.


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