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Yeah, I don't think Shakespeare cared about plot in his comedies; he just wanted to set up a situation where he could display the most verbal wit, bad puns and cross-dressing characters in disguise. This is one of my favourites! I remember Imogen Stubbs in a BBC radio version was fab.
BrokenTune 1 year ago
I love the verbal wit, bad puns and cross-dressing but I do require some reasonable behaviour and coherent plot - and neither of these feature in his comedies much. When the new Duke exiled Rosalind, I was like "Wtf? Why now? She's already been living at your court for some time? What's brought on this change of mind?" But of course there is no explanation.
It reminded me of the insane behaviour in The Winter's Tale.
It was not good.
Yeah, I know where you're coming from, although my tolerance seems to be higher. The Mechanicals' performance of Pyramus and Thisbe in A Midsummer Night's Dream always looks like a random addition to bulk things out to me, rather than being in any way connected to any aspect of any plot thread, hilarious though it is.
Lillelara 1 year ago
I´m completely with you, BT. This was so bad.
BrokenTune 1 year ago
It really was. Even more disappointing because the beginning was quite promising.