Sunday, February 10, 2008

Pyramus and Thisbe

So the other night i went and saw BYU's production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. That had a very interesting take on the play, much different than any other production i have seen. They incorporated a sort of Brazilian carnival theme, with lots of bright colors and costuming, and fun up-beat music and modern tribal-inspired dancing. There was also a a fight sequence at the very beginning using that Brazilian martial arts, capoeira. It was a sight to behold. Very creative.

Much of the play was also very standard, when it came down to the presentation of the characters and their lines. The best was the play within a play at the very end when the players perform "the tragedy of pyramus and thisbe." My favorite was the guy who played "the wall." He was dancing the whole time. yay! It was so weird!

Okay, but here is my favorite rendition of the pyramus and thisbe skit performed by the beatles on some television show. I think this little clip is a gem. And it sort of brings my love of music and literature together in a humorous and nostalgic way. Take a looksie:


3 comments:

Jheri said...

Holli! I have been such a slacker...but promise to try and keep up. Your blog is so cute! I especially love the post of Sky's b-day! zzznanananahnay!

Chase said...

Hey Holls- Chase was pretty excited to hear about your attendance at Midsummer Nights Dream-he really wants to attend the Shakespearean Festival in Utah (Cedar City maybe??) Anyway, you are a clever writer, even on your blog!

Diane said...

Holliberry!
I love your blog! OK, I guess I will have to enter this world of blogging, but when will I get anything done!
It makes me so happy to see you find joy in every aspect of life-even snow! We love you and miss you!