Friday Wisdom – Shaky Spear

First an announcement: I’m still alive.

Second, over the weekend Heather and I took a friend to see a local Shakespeare in the Park production of “As You Like It.”  Fun show with energetic young actors.

Act II, Scene VII has the famous, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women are merely actors …” line.

Which got me wondering: If all the world’s a stage, where the heck does the audience sit?

Second announcement: I’m off to a writing workshop soon and most of my writing time will be doing the preparations for that.  My next blog post won’t be until I return from that.

Peace, love and lemon drops,


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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29 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Shaky Spear

  1. mitchteemley says:

    The audience sits on Mars. Which is why we need to hurry up our space program, so the show can begin! Enjoy your writing workshop, Andrew!

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  2. Celestial beings? OMG – I bet they get a kick out of all of us! Happy writing Andrew and make an “A”! Ha!

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  3. CJ Hartwell says:

    Many thanks for the lemon drops, good wishes on your workshop, and as for the stage – the audience play the most vital role. They can sit wherever the hell they want. 😉

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  4. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    Have a great time 😊

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  5. inese says:

    Your “Views” are brilliant. Have a great workshop!

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  6. Maybe the audience is aliens?

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  7. nimi naren says:

    Something to think about. Have a good workshop.

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  8. Hmmm…no place for an audience. Now wouldn’t that be something? Wonder if we actors would still give our best performances?? Enjoy your workshop.

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  9. G. J. Jolly says:

    “As You Like It” was the first Shakespeare play I read. I was in junior high school [what they call middle school now]. It was a semester-long assignment in my English class that was discussed every day. Yes, I had passionate English teachers while I was growing up.

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    • I wish we had more teachers like that.

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      • G. J. Jolly says:

        What I’ve been hearing is that the teachers of today feel overwhelmed. If this is true, why did they take the courses to become teachers in the first place? The teachers I had were passionate about their roles as teachers. They felt their jobs were important. I don’t think teachers of today think like that.

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        • Yes, I’ve been hearing the same. I know two long time teachers who’ve just retired because the newer laws and regulation have turned the job into following rules and not teaching.

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  10. Have fun at your workshop, Andrew. I look forward to reading about your experiences there.

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  11. Ray V. says:

    Congratulations on the first announcement.

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  12. Something to think about today. Hmmm… Enjoy your writer’s workshop and do update us when you get back.

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