This week’s Shakespeare news review podcast includes 24-hour Shakespeare, assisted senior living, and a boatload of reviews. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.
Nothing of real value to add today… kinda swamped. Mister Roberts opens Friday, so we’re in the midst of tech/dress rehearsal week; my final paper for my Seminar on British Literature is due on Sunday (a 20-pager for which I’ve written a whopping four); I still need to create materials for this weekend’s sessions of my Shakespeare for Actors class; plus, business stuff, website stuff, etc. etc. etc….
So I’ve feeling a bit like a certain character from The Princess Bride…
I’m a slacker, I suppose. No “This Week in Shakespeare” podcast this week. Yesterday, the plan had been to fly back to LA from Akron, Ohio via Chicago, IL, with enough time to regroup, relax, rehearse (I’m in a new play, Mister Roberts!), and record that podcast. Well, the travel gods were not with me on that. Flight delayed, schedule rerouted through Charlotte, NC, with not enough time.
But, tomorrow, I’ve got a couple of announcements, and Thursday, I’ll review the Macbeth I saw in Cleveland!
Greetings from the Popular Culture Association conference in Indianapolis. Tomorrow, I deliver my Westworld/Shakespeare paper. Today, I get to see some great papers delivered… highlights thus far: “Metaphysical Sherlock,” “Precarity, Emotional Labor, and Sex Work in HBO’s The Deuce,” and “Black Maeve and White Dolores of HBO’s Westworld: Battered and Abused Heroines’ Journey Toward an Elusive Freedom and the Audiences that Love Them.”
There are over 3000 attendees. I’m exhausted and hungry (thus skipping the Harry Potter session)…