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Lot o’ Shakespeare

Lot o’ Shakespeare

By Tim Mooney

Seminole State College, Lake Mary FL</strong>

Vagabond Shakespearian Tim Mooney is back in town with a reprise of his hit 2011 “Lot o’ Shakespeare” He’s tackling the endless question of “Why do people find the Bard’s dialog so dense?” Is it the antiquated prose, the differing social norms, or is just those odd looking letters that turn “the letter “S” in to integral signs? His approach is simple yet off beat – he emotes one monologue from each of the plays and a few of the sonnets, all chosen by a bingo ball machine. It’s a not exactly cherry picking, but the results are entertaining and you get bits and pieces of shows rarely if ever done and never adapted: “King John,” “Two Noble Kinsmen”, and even the intimidating “Timon of Athens.” The result is enlightening, each monolog stands alone and you don’t have to infer how it came to be as there’s a short introduction. There’s audience interaction, front row patrons experience face to face instruction, a young lady from the audience is introduced to Elizabethan sexual harassment, and those of us lucky enough to fill our “Iago” cards take home a book or a coffee mug. This show may not improve your English lit grades but it’s a pleasant way to fill in the corners in your cultural education.

For more information on the Seminole State College Theater program, please visit http://www.seminolestate.edu/arts/theatre/boxoffice.htm

For more information on Tim Mooney please visit www.timmooneyrep.com</a</em>>


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