Thursday, December 18, 2008

All the Web's a Stage

I think that productions of plays and their popularity probably freaked people out back in Shakespeare's day. Every time something new comes out, there's always someone freaking out about how it's going to wreck our children.

I like this article because it's called "All the Web's a Stage," which of course plays with Shakes a bit. It's also a great article because it shows how the internet is shaping our reality. Arts and Entertainment have to shape our reality because they shape our desires.

The most exciting thing about Shakespeare is that he is a part of our cultural development as a species at every step. This is a prime example of how Shakespeare's as relevant now as ever.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Shakespeare Santa Cruz Needs Our Help!

I love Shakespeare Santa Cruz. I was looking forward to going to their shows again next year. But 2009 seems less likely to happen than it did in 2008. Everyone is hurting for money, but theaters most of all. Now Shakespeare Santa Cruz needs $300,000(!) by next week to stay open.

I will give them $50 I think. I don't have much money. Seriously, I am in debt up to my freakin eyeballs with student loans. I can't even afford a car or a new computer (mine was stolen a few weeks ago). Will you give them money too? I hope so.

They have one of the most beautiful theater spaces I have ever been to, and I have been to a lot of theaters. I would say further that they have the best smelling space the world has ever known.

Please, please, please give them money!

Photo Credit: Denise Patterson's Photostream.