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flagamuffin  ·  2395 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Lil's Book of Questions: Whither Shakespeare?

Seen or read or both? Read them all. The phrases are exquisite.

Last summer I saw a performance of Othello front row at the British National -- I've never seen anything so good. I would think, if you can find a quality troupe, that watching Othello is probably the closest you'll get to perfect theater.

Interesting that everyone below mentions movies ... I disagree. There's never been a Shakespearean movie that compared to watching it live in my opinion.





humanodon  ·  2395 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The ones I mentioned I have both seen and read. I have also read Othello and The Tempest and parts of several others (generally soliloquies).

    Interesting that everyone below mentions movies ... I disagree. There's never been a Shakespearean movie that compared to watching it live in my opinion.

I really get the sense that the audience is supposed to be very present for these plays, which makes sense as that was the norm for the time.