Why hello there, beautiful people. Long time no see!
I'm not going to even try to recap what I've been up to over the last few months, because it is too much... trips to Paris, the start of semester and creating many PowerPoints, buying a house, and, of course, the dreaded marking.
What I thought I'd talk about instead is my adoration for Twelfth Night. I love that play. Don't you? It's my favourite Shakespeare play. I've just been updating my research on it because of a lecture I've been prepping for, and in the process I stumbled across the Helen Hunt/Kyra Sedgwick version. I had to share it, because it's fabulous!
Skip forward to about 7:40 to 9:00 and watch as Kyra Sedgwick's Olivia (I think perhaps my favourite Olivia to date, just edging out Helena Bonham Carter) macks on Cesario. How is that so hot and so funny at the same time? Rrraarrrrwww!
Is that awesome, or is that awesome?
I love showing this kind of stuff in lectures. It makes me happy when the students laugh, and then I link it to queer theory and get them to think, too. I wish I'd been my lecturer when I was at uni. :)
So what have you all been up to, and what interesting links have you stumbled across lately? Do you have a favourite Shakespeare scene to share, maybe from Richard III, or Romeo and Juliet or the Reduced Shakespeare Company?
Share, and help lift my spirits from my current marking coma. Who knows, maybe then I'll even feel spry enough to post again before semester ends. LOL.
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