This week’s podcast includes a plot synopsis of The Comedy of Errors, an announcement concerning the opening of a Bill / Shakespeare Project store, a request for upcoming blog and podcast topics, and a review of the Shakespeare Behind Bars DVD. Continue reading “Podcast 03: The Comedy of Errors Overview”
Act Five’s single scene brings all together. The scene begins with Angelo and his creditor discussing the situation again. AS and DS arrive, and after some confusion, the creditor draws his sword to arrest then and get the money owed to him. AS and DS escape to sanctuary in the Priory (Abbey). The Abbess comes out to see what is going on, and she questions the newly arrived Adriana on the social aspects of AS’s state… her initial finding is that Adriana is to blame: “The venom clamors of a jealous woman / Poisons more deadly than a mad dog’s tooth” (V.i.69-70), but she exits to tend to his madness with “wholesome syrups, drugs and holy prayers” (V.i.104). Upon her exit, the Duke arrives with Egeon to oversee the Syracusian merchant’s execution. Continue reading “Act Five: Hey, Abbott (er, make that Abbess)!”
If you do Netflix (or if your DVD rental vendor of choice has a good selection of independent docs), do yourself a GREAT favor and check out Shakespeare Behind Bars, a documentary made back in ’05 about a volunteer theatre project at a Kentucky prison.
Thanks go out to BSP commenter Mashaw for pointing me in the direction of this film (her friend Shana was the directory of photography for the piece).