|FERDINAND: Come, sir, it wants a twelvemonth and a day, And then 'twill end.
||[Feb. 28th, 2001|02:03 am]
BIRON: That's too long for a play.|
Indeed. I went to the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre tonight and saw Shakespeare's masterful comedy, Love's Labours Lost. Since I can no longer get my performing arts fix through radio or others, I decided to take matters into my own hands.
I chose.... poorly.
Sadly, it just wasn't very good. Oh, it had its highlights. Otis, Colleen, was very good, as expected. As were the guy who played Biron (Andre' Carriere') and the girl who played Rosaline (Evie Merryman). Note that all of these were supporting actors.
The main strikes against it were as follows. Some of the opening scenes featured a child who was completely unintelligible. Maybe my hearing's not what it used to be, but I couldn't make out a word. Really.Furthermore, half the people in the play spoke with ridiculous, extremely over-the-top accents. When you're trying to decipher Shakespeare's prose (a task which can be quite fun), it's really annoying to not be able to make out the words at all. Finally, 90% of the characters tittered and cackled their way through the entire play. Occasionally, this school-girl like mannerism was both amusing and appropriate, but for the most part, it kept me from giving a damn about anyone.
Hopefully, I'll have more luck tomorrow night when I go see a musical about pirates (that isn't the Pirates of Penzance).