Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dr. Channing says I need to be more social so I participated in a Shakespeare reading group. I had read "Julius Caesar" and "Romeo and Juliet" in high school so the Bard is not a complete stranger.
The play was "The Comedy of Errors." I was expecting about 12 to 15 people. Alas, there were only six! Surprisingly, I was given one of the lead characters - Antipholus of Syracuse and his identical twin Antipholus of Ephesus.

It would have been intimidating if I were not already used to holding a book in my hands and reading the words out loud. I do this all the time at home. Not usually Shakespeare - more typically Lemony Snicket. However, the event was a success and I gave Dr. Channing a full report.

I do relate to Antipholus, as he thinks either he is mad or the world is mad.

 Am I in earth, in heaven, or in hell?
Sleeping or waking, mad or well-advised?
Known unto these, and to myself disguised?

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