I’m going to be a TV star. Even if it’s for 15 seconds…or less. Hey,
you’ve got to start somewhere. Today, the local cable access company
visited campus to shoot some new promo footage and I got to be an
extra. As an employee I often get mistaken as a student, and this was a
perfect chance to blend in. That, and the fact that the students were
slim pickings today, made them be a little less choosey.
It’s official. I’m on a Shakespeare kick. Last night, for the first time, I watched Shakespeare in Love.
This 1998 Oscar award winning film had been on my must-see list for a
long time and
thanks to the plethora of DVDs available in the college library, I was
able to view it without cost. Brilliant costumes, set designs, and a
beautifully romanticized look at Shakespeare’s motivation in writing Romeo and Juliet made
for a fun viewing experience. While watching it, I was reminded of the
various works I read while in high school, including the fact that I
once had different sections of Romeo and Juliet memorized, thanks to my freshman English class. In keeping with my recent fascination, today I checked out Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by
Stephen Greenblatt. I don’t know how much of an aficionado I’ll become,
but it will be interesting to learn more about one of the finest and most beloved poets and
playwrights of all time.