Friday, July 27, 2007

Shakespeare in the college gardens

We just went to see Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" in St. John's College garden. Okay so that was amazing! (Kiss Me Kate and Ten Things I Hate About You are based on this play). It was grand to see a comedy because both of the plays we have seen so far have been tragedies.
Last Thursday we went to see Macbeth in Stratford, the town where Shakespeare was born and died. It was a very morbid rendition of the play! Way too many dead babies.
Anyway, they Cambridge Summer Shakespeare Festival is put on by students from here every year and the actors in Taming of the Shrew were HILARIOUS!! There were probably about 50 people there. And the performed around a tree and bench there in the garden. We sat in the grass wrapped up in blankets because it ws twilight and a little cold and drank hot malt wine and we laughed and laughed and laughed. I will never forget that.

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