Bard days’ night

Plan is to go to the opening night performance of “Two Gentlemen of Verona” tonight at THE ILLINOIS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL in Bloomington. We’ve been going to one of the shows each year for the past half-dozen years or something close to that. It’s going to be a chilly one, which is better than hot in my book.

Update: Pretty funny show. I remember liking this bit:

SPEED

She wooes you by a figure.

VALENTINE

What figure?

SPEED

By a letter, I should say.

VALENTINE

Why, she hath not writ to me?

SPEED

What need she, when she hath made you write to

yourself? Why, do you not perceive the jest?

VALENTINE

No, believe me.

SPEED

No believing you, indeed, sir. But did you perceive

her earnest?

VALENTINE

She gave me none, except an angry word.

SPEED

Why, she hath given you a letter.

VALENTINE

That’s the letter I writ to her friend.

SPEED

And that letter hath she delivered, and there an end.

VALENTINE

I would it were no worse.

SPEED

I’ll warrant you, ’tis as well:

For often have you writ to her, and she, in modesty,

Or else for want of idle time, could not again reply;

Or fearing else some messenger that might her mind discover,

Herself hath taught her love himself to write unto her lover.

All this I speak in print, for in print I found it.

Why muse you, sir? ’tis dinner-time.

VALENTINE

I have dined.

SPEED

Ay, but hearken, sir; though the chameleon Love can

feed on the air, I am one that am nourished by my

victuals, and would fain have meat. O, be not like

your mistress; be moved, be moved.

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