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Twelfth Night in Eight-Part Harmony

The second meeting of the Plymouth Shakespeare Reading Group was held today. Eight intrepid souls (including me) braved the cold weather and gathered for a very enjoyable reading of Twelfth Night . My thanks again to Prashant for organizing this event. As was done for Macbeth (see post of 11/24/08) the play was divided into three sections with different casting for each section. I myself was pleased to be cast as Viola for the first part (Act I through Act II, scene 3), Andrew Aguecheek and Sebastian for the second part (Act II, scene 4 through the end of Act III) and Olivia for the final section (Acts IV and V). Although I have seen this play produced many many times (probably over 30 times) I have not often actually read it. I am therefore glad that Prashant has given me this chance. Twelfth Night , as is the case for all of Shakespeare's comedies (and most of the other plays as well) is filled with amazing in-jokes, puns, and wordplay. This occurs mostly in the scenes with th

Michigan eLibrary

At our last Oberon meeting the subject of the Michigan eLibrary came up. We thought it would be worth reminding our members that significant research resources are available to Michigan residents via the Internet on their personal computers from the Michigan eLibrary By using your driver’s license number or Michigan ID card you can borrow from local and university libraries across the state and order articles free from over 45 datatbases including: Academic OneFile, General OneFile, Article First, InfoTrac, WorldCat and Hand Press Book, a catalog of European printing in the early modern era -- 15th to 19th Century. Articles are accessible and printable online; borrowed books are delivered to your local library for pick up.