Thirty-seven plays in twelve months?

Will a completion of the Complete Works of Shakespeare solve my career crisis?
(SPOILER: The answer is no, not exactly....)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Eat no onions nor garlic...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

How could I let midsummer pass without reading A Midsummer Night's Dream? I deviated from my chronological course and brought my petite blue play book on my vacation to México. I truly put the “vacate” in “vacation” this time!

I didn’t cook, clean, drive, type, phone, login, log off, download, upload, conference, audit, escalate, procrastinate, complain, or stew. I did eat, sleep, drink, make merry, and translate: “Estoy leyendo una historia con dos pares de novios y ‘fairies.’”

I also spent one afternoon in the back garden of my suegros (parents-in-law), surrounded by lime, pomegranate, and peach trees, finishing the play.

"And, most dear actors, eat no onions nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath, and I do not doubt but to hear them say, it is a sweet comedy.” (IV, 2, 43)

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