Hey, readers! If you tuned in yesterday you’ll know that there was some talk about dedicating the month of August to Shakespeare. Apparently it hinged on my vote, but let’s be serious… How could I possibly say no??
Yes, C and I will be traveling to the renowned Stratford Shakespeare Festival at the end of the month so what better way to get ramped up? We’ll be reviewing the plays when the time comes, but in the meantime we’ll provide some background on each of the plays we’re going to see and throw in some extra Shakespeare tidbits while we’re at it. So ready or not, here’s Silly Shakespeare!
This wonderfully witty piece is the perfect dose of silly to start us off. It was published in the New Yorker in 2011, but it is no less funny now. Written by Eric Idle (of Monty Python fame) it is yet another exploration of the true identity of Shakespeare. Of course, you probably know by now that Nerd Cactus firmly believes the plays were written by a single man, so Idle’s contentions are a little extreme however amusing. Link below!!!
We shall see thee anon, followers!