Epistemysics

Some theatre each day keeps the doctor away…

The Pirates of Penzance

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Saw The Pirates of Penzance tonight.  Rather hilarious.  Rather grand.  Rather great and all that.  All male cast, too.  Shakespeare has women disguising themselves as men in many of his plays, and that is quite humorous.  (But of course, when he wrote it, it was men playing the roles anyway.)  But it intrigues me that there seems to be something more funny about men playing women than women playing men.  I wonder why.  (Or maybe I just haven’t seen any good women-playing-men plays.)

Up to Book 18 in The Iliad.  I’m enjoying it more than the Odyssey, I think.  (Quite possibly because ‘dawn with her rosy-red fingers’ doesn’t make as much of an appearance, though this book has its fair share repetitions.  Which probably had to do something with the oral tradition it comes out of (or so I’ve heard/guessed).)

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November 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm

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