Young Son at Shakespeare Camp Makes the Newspaper

28 07 2009
Young son as Richard III at Summer of Shakespeare camp, Tallahassee Democrat, July 28, 2009

Young son as Richard III at Summer of Shakespeare camp, Tallahassee Democrat, July 28, 2009

Here’s the accompanying story by staff writer Kathleen Laufenberg ,and more art by Ana Goni-Lessan, including Young Son’s immortal quote about the Bard’s words:
“”One of the things people really don’t realize about Shakespeare is how great the insults are.”

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What: Summer of Shakespeare’s production of “King Richard III”
When: 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: SAIL High School, 2006 Jackson Bluff Road
Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for students
Contact: Dr. Cynie Cory



4 responses

28 07 2009

That may go down in time as one of the all time great comments about Shakespeare.

28 07 2009

That day after the interview, he told me he’d added that the only better insults were from Captain Haddock in the TinTin books — but she didn’t seem to know who that was.

So here’s a comprehensive catalog of them!
Captain Haddock’s Curses

Blue Blistering Bell-Bottomed Balderdash!. . . Blunderbuss! . . . Technocrat! (huh??)

29 07 2009

Immortal indeed. 🙂

It sure looks like he had fun!


1 08 2009

We just got home from the first show. It was seriously incredible, as in unbelievable. It had a couple of provocative directorial twists I will blog tomorrow but mainly it seemed to be because these kids were just great, period — they “got” the story and they really acted it, almost an hour of Shakespearian language from a very dark play about very mature and depressing plots and betrayals and outright murders (Richard is surely a sociopath) and then after the show there was a “discussion in the round” with panelists from the university plus the audience, like a town hall meeting only without planted questions or wacko birthers! 😉

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