So London plans to celebrate the Olympics this summer by having actors accost unsuspecting pedestrians and recite Shakespeare at them. (e.g., "Good Mistress Accost, I desire better acquaintance!") (H/T You've Cott Mail.
Here's an occurrence custom-designed to make any managing director pull out his/her hair: you're doing a fabulous production of Shakespeare's As You Like It in your adorable space at the Evanston Arts Depot, and the audiences are responding.
I'm writing today from Ashland, OR, a town of about 20,000 in the beautiful foothills of south central Oregon, not far from Crater Lake National Park. Ashland is home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, kinda-sorta the Stratford Festival of the United States.
1. This is a little delayed, but last week Eric & Andy reviewed First Folio's The Woman in Black and actually liked it, even though it's a horror story. Quoth he: "I usually think [horror plays] are dumb, because they are never scary.