Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Shakespearean Heckler

This week marks the beginning of Kansas City's Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, a free professional production held yearly at a park next to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. It's always spectacularly done, and you have to marvel at the actors for braving the Missouri heat and humidity in full costume. A couple years ago, my wife and I were kicked out of "Othello". Not for drunken heckling, but for smuggling in a small poodle. We were escorted out of the park during intermission, four-pound dog in hand.

8 comments:

  1. Poodles don't really know they are poodles... perhaps the poodle was really (cue the Hollywood special effects) a Dog of War!

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  2. I don't think WS ever referred to dogs in a positive way - all curs to him . Methinks they doth protest to much -and have taken on his aversion .

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  3. froggy: It is quite a terror sometimes.
    powmill: I think I first encountered the word "cur" in a Calvin and Hobbes comic. That's possibly the only time I've heard it used, outside of Shakespeare and your comment.

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