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The Sonnet Project

Posted in The Sonnets with tags , on 2014/01/16 by mattermind

I won’t formally begin the sonnets and poems until April, but I can’t help giving a shout out about what’s happening at The Sonnet Project NYC.

I am amazed at how spectacularly they have captured the essence of everything I am attempting with this blog. I can’t stop watching every single posted video. Come April, I’ll be linking like mad.

For now, I will content myself with my favorite. I have watched this again and again and again (sigh).

For those who cannot watch on their portable devices, here is a LINK

Please support these good people in their work!

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Pacino to Play Shylock in NYC

Posted in Actors with tags , , , on 2009/12/16 by mattermind

If you happen to be in New York City in the summer of 2010 — or are just looking for a good excuse to go — be sure and catch one of the world’s finest actors doing what he loves to do: restore credibility sanity by playing a character with a little more, you know, substance.

The LA Times is reporting that Al Pacino is set to play reprise the role of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice in Central Park!

(But will he go undercover? That’s what we really want to know, isn’t it? Shylock, LAPD’s finest on the case. Cracking down on vice in Venice, CA. Hey, if Leonardo DiCaprio can play a modern Romeo… couldn’t Robert DeNiro be cast as well? Somebody call Baz, quick!)

How nice must it be to have Shakespeare to fall back on when you read script after script of flat, cliched parts?

LINK: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/12/al-pacino-returns-to-shakespeares-merchant-of-venice.html