Sunday, May 17, 2009

Antony and Cleopatra-Done That!

"'Tis the god Hercules, whom Antony loved,
Now leaves him."
Antony and Cleopatra, Act IV, scene 3

Well, I don't know where Hercules went immediately after leaving Antony, but I know where he was this afternoon. He was with Prashant Andrade, who led us through a group reading of this play. With 42 scenes and over 40 speaking roles, it was certainly a Herculean effort to pull it off with only a few minor glitches. In addition to parceling out the roles to those in attendance (initially eleven in number), Prashant had to make quick alterations as four people found that they had to leave early.

I think we were all proud of ourselves that we tackled this play (which contains some of the most beautiful poetry and images in the works of Shakespeare) and came out on top.

Kudos again to Prashant.

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