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If we were having coffee, (tea again) I’d be so excited I would barely sit still. The excitement would make it hard to let you get a word in as I gabbled enthusiastically about the change in political awareness in the UK just now.
The referendum for Scottish independence has really had an incredible week, you see, and it even starts to look as if the yes vote could be onto something.
And my tea would be cold, as I tried to explain that I’m excited because politics in the UK has been so darn flat and dull for twenty years, that to see the passion and debate there just now has been unbelievable.
I’m so supportive of democracy this is life changing. History is being written and the UK will never be the same regardless of the outcome.
They’re saying the genie is out of the box and cannot go back in.
Then I’d be excited about the performance of Romeo and Juliet I’ve just seen in the open air.
Having been lucky enough to see Macbeth last week I’m on a double Shakespearean role, you see.
The Romeo and Juliet performance by The Lord Chamberlain’s Men was particularly impressive for the all male cast you see.
In previous performances that I’ve seen by them the female roles weren’t too significant in their femaleness. Which sounds odd for Macbeth but Lady Macbeth is often alone on stags and while passionate her femaleness isn’t as significant as Juliet’s to me.
But to watch two men in the leading roles tonight was very powerful indeed. I was entranced by the chemistry between the actors. Brilliant!
Meanwhile the whole performance was fast and furious with a great energy and starlit staging.
When I talk about Shakespeare over coffee I’m guaranteed to get carried away!
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