It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! Spice up your holidays with these cheerful Shakespearean Christmas Carols!
Chalk this one up under the heading of "Things That Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time But Now I'm REALLY Not So Sure". Apart from the winter theme, I'm not sure what Disney smash-hit Frozen and Shakespeare weird-late-romance The Winter's Tale have in common. LET'S FIND OUT!!!
Good Tickle Brain at the Folger!
Just a reminder that I will be giving a FREE pre-show talk at the Folger Shakespeare Library on April 29 at 6:00pm!
This is going to be a lot of fun, so if you're in the D.C. area, please do stop by and say hello! I will have merch available for purchase and will be hanging around after the talk to sign stuff and chat.
For details, as well as info on how to reserve your FREE ticket, please visit the Folger website.
What would you do if you were confronted by a wild bear, as poor old Antigonus was in The Winter's Tale? I've already speculated as to what Hamlet's response would be. At the other end of the spectrum we have everyone's favorite psychopathic warrior, Coriolanus.
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, BEAR.
As you all know, I am really fond of the (in)famous "exit, pursued by a bear" shtick from The Winter's Tale. I thought it might be edifying to place characters from various other Shakespeare plays into Antigonus's unfortunate shoes and see how they react to being confronted by a wild and hungry bear. Let's start with Hamlet, shall we?
STOP SOLILOQUIZING AND MAKE UP YOUR MIND, HAMLET, THERE'S A BEAR TRYING TO EAT Y--- ooh, too late.
Today I am unapologetically continuing my totally illogical and poorly-thought-out Shakespeare/Sondheim Into the Woods parody mash-up (begun in Monday's comic).
Give it up, Lego Shakespeare. Everyone loves the bear.