Wednesday, 29 February 2012

I'll Give You Anus

On reflection I think the sucess of the enjoyment of seeing the live performance of As You Like It at Theatre Clwyd went to my head...so much so, that I actually thought that the heavyweight tragedy Coriolanus 
would be a good idea for a night out 

Hummm..... WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shakespeare's comedies have a lightness that for "dunces" like me makes the somewhat difficult prose understandable 
The more serious plays, are just too heavy for me..I should know that by now.....for I get lost within the language and lose track of what was said by whom and why....

Obviously I am more low brow that I think I am!

Vanessa Redgrave's Volumnia  was well worth watching  and so was Gerard Butler......however I spent most of his screen time drooling over his Paisley accent and pretty face rather than listen to his earnest Aufidius' soliloquies

Faced again with the prospect of 2 hours of Shakespeare drama......I think I will prefer to see Gerard Butler's Coriol ANUS...........

27 comments:

  1. Your best blog title yet.

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  2. I knew you'd be the first to comment

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  3. Reading another blog and this popped up at the side..being a big Gerard Butler fan, i just had to look :-) Well that's my excuse and i am glad i did.
    Fab blog and i am now going to while away the night catching up on your musings.
    Gill

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  4. welcome gil
    but remember mr Butler ( he of the lovely wide head) is all mine!!!

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  5. John did you just call Gerald Butler a fat head?

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  6. he has a lovely wide head!
    I like big men!

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  7. Mr. Butler has that affect on many people so that sometimes you forget that he's more than just a pretty face.

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  8. I could say something rather rude, although i'm not sure if the meaning translates across the Pond.

    If you want to see Shakespeare and aren't sure you can follow along with the words, read the play before going. That way, you can also see which bits they skipped.

    And, i suppose, given your admiration of Gerald Butler, you want to see his bits.

    ;-)

    couldn't help it after all, it seems.

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  9. I'd PAY good money to see his bits megan

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  10. *off to google Butler's bits*

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  11. I googled "Gerard Butler naked" and came up with a positively breathless black and white image on photobucket that will have y'all SWOONING.

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  12. That title definitely makes a person look twice. ;-)

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  13. oooh, you'll love Barnadine in Measure for Measure...whoever plays him!!!
    Jane x

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  14. Ahhh! Coriolanus one of the Bards darker plays. I swear, he must've been either bi-polar od schizoid when you llok at the length and breadth of his works!

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  15. I wasn't sure if the blog title was livestock related or some sort of recipe or maybe a new plant for the garden...LMAO!

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  16. I'd have to admit that you are not alone. The language can leave me behind quite easily, especially when there's a nice behind or front for that matter distracting me up on the stage. Since my sister always gets me back stage passes, I get hung up on which actor I am going to fuss over when I get back there.
    Now, what was the play about?

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  17. Well, that's a stop and drool photo!

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  18. at least you've seen a Shakespearean play...I know, I'm a heathen!

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  19. Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus, John. xx

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  20. Hmmm Gerald Butler eh? Prefer Alan Rickman myself (he did Shakespeare too, I believe).

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  21. You can't truly appreciate Shakespeare until you've heard him in the original Klingon.

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  22. Thank you Elizabeth
    I am wearing my daffodil

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  23. Well that title was a bit different from the usual Vintage Sales and Makeover blogs!

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  24. I never could get on with Shakespeare. I read several Shakespearean set texts when I was at school but I thought them totally over the top (shock, horror, what a philistine). Now, Emile Zola, he's right up my street.

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  25. Love Shakespeare. Loved 300.
    Only came over because it said Anus.

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