Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"Brush up your Shakespeare ...

... start quoting him now!"
Christopher Reeve is darling in this Muppet sketch:

Peruse our pages and pages of items re the Bard of Stratford-on-Avon and see if we don't suffer from Bardolatry. (The minimalist graphic at left was done by Noma Bar to illustrate a BBC program called 'The Search for Shakespeare.')
One of the most intriguing bits of Shakespeareana I've come across is this demonstration of how scholars believe his language was actually spoken. It sounds a lot to me like Irish ... and I love how the line endings preserve the rhymes. It would be cool to see a full production.

For my fellow Cole Porter diehards, here's the entire number from Kiss Me Kate:

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