Some theatre each day keeps the doctor away…


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Watched Looper tonight.  Rather enjoyable.  Thought about it afterwards – with all its time-travel and whatnot – and have decided that it’s logically incoherent.  But still an enjoyable movie.

Reading The Canterbury Tales, and reading the Clerk’s Tale, I’m of the opinion that Griselda and her woes would make for a good story.  (Then again, I saw Vivaldi’s opera of it last year.)  But I’d need a subplot, or two.  And I doubt I’d keep the story the same.  Especially the ending, which is a bit on the nose for our tastes nowadays.  (Presumably I’m overreacting because of Shakespeare taking The Knight’s Tale.)

From the first scene in Troilus and Cressida, which I was reading a bit of today, spoken by Troilus:

“The Greeks are strong and skilful to their strength,
Fierce to their skill and to their fierceness valiant;
But I am weaker than a woman’s tear,
Tamer than sleep, fonder than ignorance,
Less valiant than the virgin in the night
And skilless as unpractised infancy.”

“weaker than a woman’s tear” – gosh that’s a good line.  Terribly anti-feminist, probably, but good nonetheless.


Written by epistemysics

November 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm

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  1. i think antifeminist is better termed chauvinist… but, nitpicking…

    How are we?


    November 21, 2012 at 8:19 am

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