WHEN one in advanced life looks back into the past, to recall the persons and events of the earlier times, the field of his survey seems to divide itself naturally into two parts. There will first come up before him what may properly be called his primary memories, covering the ranges of his mdi- vidrial knowledge and experiencethe times, events, and per- sons, which have fallen within the circle of his own direct observation and recollection. In the next place there will open before his minds eye that world of interests and activities cov- ered by the memories of the men of the older generation with whom he, in his early years, was wont to converse frequently and familiarly.
I've written 99 entries in this journal. I still have 52 reviews to write for Shakespeareances. All the theater company swag and baseball souvenirs stacked up on our sofa hand-built by my grandfather, by the way during my busy year of travels.
Photo by Eric Minton. I can't put a number on the prayers, best wishes, thoughts, and encouraging words sent our way by this community.
I wish I could put a number on the days when Sarah is past this affliction, either by treatment still waiting on the "work in progress" under the medical community's purview or by rehabilitation still waiting for guidance, but I'm working on my own methodology, ranging from brain exercises to a daily dose of blueberries.
Today is Veterans Day in the United States—the day I formally recognize my wife's service, though I honor her as a matter of course every day—and Armistice Day everywhere else.
One by one as the natural sciences have emerged into the realm of thought, they have at first been considered as hostile to Biblical doctrine, but as broader reaches of the facts have been gained the hostility has disappeared. In the one he is an artist, a Maker; in the other he is a hack. This of Mr. Besant himself; however, is not true at all. It can be said of Mr. Besants work, as was once said by a philosophic Scotchman concerning a certain stimulating spirit distilled from barley, that some of it . Password requirements: 6 to 30 characters long; ASCII characters only (characters found on a standard US keyboard); must contain at least 4 different symbols;.
Reisman sees serendipity in the fact that his Henry V's run included St. Crispin's Day and Armistice Day. After we get home from the play, we say goodbye to Huber, who has a couple of hours of driving ahead of her.
A weight slides off my shoulders, but a vacuum settles in my heart. I feel like a rock star coming off a city tour, tired of all the travel, the crowded schedule, and being hyperfocused all the time, but elated by the thrill of the shows and the love and support I've experienced at almost every location at only one theater did I fail to get any interviews with a member of the company.
I'm ready for a break, but I already miss the communal interactions. At least I'll relive it all again while writing the reviews, transcribing the recorded interviews, and writing each chapter of the book—oy, I don't have time for a break.
I shall sign off with a simple but sincere thank you to everybody who spent time talking with me and to all of the already-overworked staffers and volunteers who went through incredible effort to coordinate my visits. Your names will be listed in the book.
Most of all I want to acknowledge the astounding talent I witnessed on stage, back stage, in the booths, and at the helms of productions I attended across the Shakespearean landscape of America. Two more people I need to thank without whom this wouldn't be possible. First and as always foremost, there's Sarah, my wife, who said yes to the project when I broached it with her and no every time I suggested ending it to focus on her health and our ever-more-precarious finances.
One thing this year has reinforced for me is how blessed I am to have encountered this woman to ride with me on my life's passage.
And thank you William Shakespeare. He wrote all or portions of 42 plays. Many are great, all have some element of greatness in them, and each one spoke directly to me this year.
People have called my undertaking audacious, heroic, and insane, but the guy who really achieved something incredible this year was William Shakespeare. He had all 42 of his known plays produced somewhere at least once on this continent in and most produced between five and 25 times more than years after he wrote them.
It's happening in new state-of-the-art theaters and in re-created Shakespeare playhouses, in parks and in parking lots, in fellowship halls and in tents, in stockades and in barns, in city squares and on lawns, in vineyards and in taverns, at mansions and in ruins, on campuses and in libraries.
He is your Shakespeare. He's talking to you personally and to our society today. And he's just down the road from your home. November 17,Sarah had just signed off on the Shakespeare Canon Project with the key guidance that I do it all in Harfleur's Governor Hannah D.
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Eyebrows would spike on four choices: The last always prompted the same response: I wasn't expecting that. The fact is, I pinged Reisman back at the beginning because Faction of Fools long ago convinced me how aptly Shakespeare fits the commedia theatrical form: Its hyperphysical performing style, its slapsticks the deviceits slapstick the knockabout humorand its masks, postures, and gestures assigned to specific archetype characters, such as Zanni the lower-class clownBrighella the shrewd and greedy ZanniPantalone the old wealthy manIl Dottore the long-winded patriarch or academicIl Capitano the soldier-like braggartLa Signora the randy femaleInnamorati the young loverArlecchino the clever servantColombina the perky maidand Pierrot the sad servant.
Commedia traces back to early 16th century Italy, where troupes toured the country, putting on shows with a few costumes, props, and masks. Actors could play several parts merely by changing masks and outer wear while their go-to formula of archetypal character behaviors and set-piece gags precluded scripts, instead improvising off plot summaries.
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