Saturday, March 5, 2011

Three Beautiful Things 03/04/11: Can't You See, Shrew Metaphysics, Bass Relax

1.  I was listening to Pandora's Outlaw Country station and it played Waylon Jennings singing "Can't You See" and I took a detour away from Pandora and when to YouTube and enjoyed a performance of the Marshall Tucker Band singing the same song.

2.  Rehearsing "The Taming of the Shrew" again this evening, especially I observed Sparky conducting improv exercises for the play's players who are hired by the Lord to put on the entertainment called "Taming of the Shrew", I realized in a whole new way how Shakespeare loves for his audience to never really know what's real.  Kate and Petruchio and the others in the Italian part of the story are played by a roaming group of players, each capable of playing any one of the roles.  On a given day or night, the same actor could play Bianca one night, Kate the next -- nothing's fixed -- there is no real Kate, no real Hortensio.  Tonight our cast worked to develop Player characters who then slip into the roles of the entertainment called "The Taming of the Shrew".   It's all fluid.  Nothing's absolute.  I really love it.

3.  After a couple hours of watching and participating in a variety of realities, it felt good to come home, crack open a single bottle of Bass Ale, drink it, and relax.


Go Figure said...

RP: 'Bass Ale'?

raymond pert said...

Yeah. No Schmidt's in this town.