Romeo and Juliet, true love?
Are Romeo and Juliet really the most romantic of all lovers? Or is their love more folly, infatuation and teenage angst?
60 second Shakespeare...
Your challenge is to tell any one of Shakespeare's stories in 60 seconds. Make a short video or audio recording of your challenge...
Want to take part but don't have a video or microphone? Then tell one of Shakespeare's stories in no more than 100 words...
Good luck and have fun! (oh and check out the video of my spur of the moment response to the challenge)
King Lear (in a nutshell)CRACK! Lear verbally whips his most beloved daughter for insufficiently pleasing his vanity.
CRACK! Lear tries to enjoy retirement but two of his daughters crack the whip on him, sending his vanity-feeding entourage packing.
CRACK! Lear exposes himself to the storm and cracks of thunder – Lear learns the truth about vanity.
CRACK! There's another story going on dealing with vanity – it ends like a broken cracker, in pieces.
CRACK! Lear becomes cracked in the head, relies on his nutty fool, but in the end his beloved daughter dies, and we learn the end of vanity is ruin.
Posted by Rich Roach 01 Apr 12 09:06 pm
Engage challengeHAMLET: Everyone dies. (Almost.)
Posted by Elisabeth Flett 22 Sep 11 02:13 pm
Engage challengeWhat a great idea for a challenge! Rich's Twelfth Night summary sounds like an episode of Frasier!
Posted by Sarah White 01 Aug 11 12:05 pm
Good confusionThanks for your submission about Twelfth Night - it nicely reflects the fast paced confusion of the play. ^liz
Posted by Elizabeth Woledge 28 Jul 11 08:10 am
Twelfth NightDuke Orsino, in love with love, is obsessed with a grieving Countess Olivia—Viola, shipwrecked, separated from her supposed dead twin, Sebastian, decides to cross-dress as a eunuch named Cesario--works with Orsino to woo Olivia, though she is secretly in love with the Duke—unfortunately, Olivia falls in love with Cesareo/Viola—Viola/Cesareo falls in love with Orsino—Olivia's Uncle, maid, Maria, and other assorted fools fool Olivia's stern steward, Malvolio into thinking Olivia loves him—the practical joke is carried much too far—Sebastian returns—mix ups, entanglements—but, of course, it all works out!
Posted by Rich Roach 27 Jul 11 03:23 pm
I like itThanks for your As you Like it submission - short and sweet
Posted by Elizabeth Woledge 13 Jun 11 09:16 am
As You Like It (Sort Of)Orlando hates to be the youngest brother,
for he is treated ill by Oliver,
his older brother. Orlando gets the squeeze
by Charles, the wrestler, but he wins, and Ros,
the Duke's daughter's friend, falls in love with him.
But then the Duke bans young Orlando's dad,
Sir Roland de Boys, to live among the trees.
Orlando falls for Ros as well, but she
is banished by her best friend's dad, the Duke,
and so she seeks her dad. Orlando too,
is forest bound. But Ros pretends that she's
a boy, woos her/him and somehow
they fall in love.
Posted by Rich Roach 13 Jun 11 01:00 am
Good one!Neat - thanks for posting this
Posted by Shakespeare Birthplace Trust 09 Jun 11 08:57 am
Engage challengeO for a Muse of fire... Hal takes the throne. Dislikes tennis balls. Once more unto the breach... Kicks French ass. We band of brothers... Kicks French ass...again! Wins Fair Katherine! Has weak son. England bleeds.
Posted by Bud Koenemund 09 Jun 11 08:35 am