Just a quick hit re: The Tempest for today…
It’s now fall and the time of good movies released to theaters (in theory), and this being a Friday, it’s time to take a look at a video version of our play under discussion. Thus, let’s take a look at The Tempest from the BBC’s Complete Works, an entry from 1980.
Sorry for the lack of posts–you know the story (btw, the subbing gig is going very well…having a great time working on short stories with my standard classes [getting ready to move into expository writing] and using GoodTickleBrain as inspiration for the Honors students’ examination of Fahrenheit 451). I’ve been watching some The Tempest videos in what downtime I can carve out, and it looks like in the coming weeks, I’ll be able to come up for air, which means I look to dive back into that play in a more active manner.
That said, today’s entry is something a little different…
This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes…a whole bunch of reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.
OK, so usually on a Friday, I do a film/video review of a Shakespeare production… most often of the play we’re currently studying. Not today. Today, I’m going to rub my hands in giddy anticipation of an upcoming BBC production that goes into production later this month, with a projected broadcast/streaming release next year…
Still swamped. Still trying to get my bearings in the new teaching gig…
But don’t think there hasn’t been Shakespeare in my life.
Was he Shakespeare? No. But Tom Petty could rock.
This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes: pop-up books, Ellen Burstyn, and lots of reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.
So yeah, sorry about that no-post Sunday. But as I predicted, this new subbing gig took priority and thus time from my weekend.
Just a quick blast (I think) regarding some directing and acting choices (or at least QUESTIONS) for Act One, Scene Two, of The Tempest.
OK, so it’s not quite a film, but it is a The Tempest-related viewing experience.
I checked out Shakespeare Uncovered: The Tempest with Trevor Nunn, an hour special, hosted by the famed British director, focusing on the last romance.
Two nights ago, my wife Lisa and I caught Toil and Trouble Burlesque‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We had an absolute blast.
Now if you look up “burlesque,” you may find something like this: Continue reading Stage Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Toil and Trouble Burlesque
OK, as I’ve mentioned before here in the blog and in the podcast, there’s going to be some major interruptions to blog entries for the next two months or so.
“Why?” You ask?
This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes: lots of non-Shakespeare Shakespeare, a new RSC production, and a spy . PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.
OK, a quick hit (well, I thought it was going to be a short one when I started writing this) on pronunciation in The Tempest…
Prospero is the former Duke of Milan.