Thursday, February 23, 2012
Twelve by Shakespeare in 2012 February: Two Down, Ten to Go
Twelve by Shakespeare in 2012 has finished Much Ado About Nothing. Meatier than last month's choice (A Midummer Night's Dream), although still a comedy, this play gave us more to discuss. Much more serious issues were at stake: Claudio's willingness to publicly humiliate the woman he supposedly loved based on a bit of hearsay, the nature of marriage in renaissance Italy vs. here and now, the true nature of Beatrice's and Benedick's feelings for each other. We also got a lot of enjoyment from the ongoing exchange of insults between those two--nobody can write insults like Shakespeare! On the agenda for March: The Tempest.