Friday, May 26, 2006

Zaehming of the pointed mouse...

Well, the beautiful English summer is here (with all its buckets of rain) and as "there's small choice in rotten apples" I find myself playing open air Shakespeare again! :)

Humour aside, I'm really looking forward to it. I get to be Lucentio (yet another lover) in a production of The Taming of the Shrew.

Therefore despite all Nature's precipitation ("Tush, tush! Fear boys with bugs.") we will face the weather.

The play will be set in 1940's, and we will be playing British Entertainment Soldiers for ENSA who are puting on Taming of the Shrew. Complete with Jazz band and all.

I love the concept, now I'm curious to see if it will work, ha ha. "And thereby hangs the tale", so pray that "nothing comes amiss; so money comes withal".

Here is a flyer with the touring dates for those who are interested to come and see it!

PS: The title of this post is courtesy of Babelfish English to German and back again...

Pirate Mania!

Oooarrr me mayteys!

Last weekend I did a three day street Festival called Made in Deptford. We did a play about pirates because some rumour the original skull and crossbones flag comes from St Nicholas Church.

I was amazed when I started reading up on the history of pirates. You always think female pirates are an invention of Hollywood, but do check out the history of Anne Bonney and Mary Read!

And in this picture of Blackbeard it isn't smoke coming out of his ears, he used to knead wicks into his hair and set them on fire when he was attacking ships making him look so devillish that others would surrender without a fight! ...crazy cat.

Apparently they also had fairly democratic systems on the ship. Set rules and voting rights. (And the occasional removal of a captain when they thought he was a wimp.)

Well, Hollywood eat your heart out, there's plenty more material to make films of!