I've become obsessed with Shakespeare.
Perhaps it is because I am currently repurposing costumes we used in The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged and using them for a kids show, Rumplestiltskin, so I am literally, conjuring up memories as I handle the costumes.
Perhaps it is because we, the community theatre board just approved next year's season, and so I had time to think about what I love and what I wanted to see.
Maybe it's because I experienced "1599" at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn some months ago and haven't been able to get it out of my psyche. If hubby's job was still in NY, I would to see it again! (I wasn't asked to promote this).
I wrote on my Facebook page today "Theatre without the Shakespeare is like reading without the alphabet". To me, it is the foundation of acting and an actor who chooses to skip it chooses to not