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.

1 comment:

macyn said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Kate
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