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Happy 450th birthday to the Bard himself, William Shakespeare!

William Shakespeare - Text Portrait


And in other news...

* Would you like to see Adagio Teas offer fandom tea blends for Bodie, Doyle, and Cowley of The Professionals? If so, please vote for The Professionals here.

* Do you want to see H.P. Lovecraft's Dream Cycle adapted into a dark fantasy film? Check out this Indiegogo campaign (with three enticing teaser trailers) for The Dreamlands.

* This year, May 13 will be one of my favorite holidays: New Tori Amos Album Day! Very exciting.

* All 36 hours of interactive lecture from my Spring 2014 class for the Mythgard Institute, "The Gothic Tradition," are now available for download here as a "course pack."


Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come.

- Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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sittingduck1313
Apr. 23rd, 2014 01:21 pm (UTC)
Why not celebrate by watching the Mystery Science Theater 3000 take on Hamlet. Admittedly it's probably the most polarizing episode in the show's run (fans either love it or hate it with few in-between). However, I believe it offers the most authentic Shakespeare theatergoing experience. Because the people who attended the Globe back in the day weren't pretentious theater majors. No, they were regular Joes and Janes looking for some quality entertainment. You can bet that they wouldn't hold back on heckling the performers. Some fun facts about the casting. The title role was performed by Maximilian Schell, while Horatio was Karl Michael Vogler (who was Rommel in Patton).
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2014 12:57 pm (UTC)
However, I believe it offers the most authentic Shakespeare theatergoing experience. Because the people who attended the Globe back in the day weren't pretentious theater majors. No, they were regular Joes and Janes looking for some quality entertainment. You can bet that they wouldn't hold back on heckling the performers.

Ha! Excellent point!

This is a great suggestion. Not only is MST3K always a good idea, but Maximilian Schell is always a good idea, too!
denorios
Apr. 23rd, 2014 01:59 pm (UTC)
Ooh, new Tori album? Yay! I hadn't heard she had a new one coming out - what a lovely surprise!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2014 12:59 pm (UTC)
I'm really excited!

The first single, "Trouble's Lament," is already out, and I think it's great. Here 'tis:



Edited at 2014-04-25 01:00 pm (UTC)
wellinghall
Apr. 23rd, 2014 02:00 pm (UTC)
It is also the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2014 01:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, good catch! Thanks. I'm having flashbacks now to Njal's Saga.

Brian Boru FTW! And RIP.
gilda_elise
Apr. 24th, 2014 11:20 am (UTC)
I have very mixed feelings about Mr Shakespeare, but I shall wish him Happy Birthday, anyway. *g*

And I've put in my vote for Pros!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2014 01:04 pm (UTC)
Yep, you and me both... ;) But hey, a fella doesn't turn 450 every day! LOL.

And I've put in my vote for Pros!

Yay! Thanks!

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