Friday, January 19, 2007

Passion for Shakespeare Continued

I forgot to mention in my last post about my passion for Shakespeare and Shakespeare plays that you should take a look at the address for this blog. I had hoped to get a vanity plate once just for when I visit the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, OR. But all the convenient abbreviations were taken. If you have trouble figuring it out, think Hamlet.

A curiosity, Amazon lists more than 27,000 items about Shakespeare just in the book department.

I really would like to watch some Shakespeare if you get a chance. It's not the snooty, toffee nosed experience the Victorians tried to make it. Shakespeare is funny, exciting (how often do you get a battle scene in a theatre complete with sword fights and cannons) and full of bawdy adult jokes. Try some of these books to see what you've been missing.

Take care and say "excuse me all the way."
The rapidly aging baby boomer.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

More Shakespeare Resources

I'm always excited when I find a new Shakespeare Resource because theatre is one of the passions of my life and I particularly like Shakespeare.

This site has lots of information and some different sorts of information. Instead of just a synopsis of the plays, there's a fair bit of information about some of the sources WS used.

Visit the Virtual Study Hall and learn about King Lear

Just in case you're as big a Shakespeare Geek as I am here are some Shakespeare Action Figures that you might like.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Voyage to the moon.

If you're like me, you grew up in the 1960s when astronauts were the dream job of every kid. I remember watching the John Glenn launch before I went to second grade and then spending the day showing the other students the route his orbit followed.

In Flagstastaff, where I grew up, Pluto the planet was discovered, the current astronomers opinion be damned.

Anyway the newest astronaut toy I've seen is from Google. Make sure you zoom all the way in.

Take care and say "excuse me all the way."The rapidly aging baby boomer.