Here’s the first installment of Klassik Komedy Jamz from ye olde blogge, a condensed version of Shakespeare’s “Pericles”, a play which I read when I was attending a monthly Shakespeare reading group (hosted by eminent raconteur Randy Cohen). It seemed more contrived than usual, but it was one of the last plays we read, so … was it really that bad, or was I just inured to Shakespeare’s standard plot devices by that point? If we’d read it earlier, would I think it was genius, and “Twelfth Night” was derivative tripe?
No, I’m pretty sure it was just that bad. Anyway, judge for yourself. I give you … Pericles.
Blogging, man, who has the time anymore? Pretty much anything longer than 140 characters looks alien to me nowadays. And yet it seems that now and again you just need a place to put things on the internet, and so then there you are. I used to blog quite a bit, but much of it is half-baked commentary on then-current events and when I reread that stuff, I realize how much more pleasant it is to have such tediously tendentious matters relegated to the Warner-Bros.-cartoon-assembly-line generator of ephemera that is Twitter. However, there are some good bits in there too, and so I hope to relocate all of those in one place, and hopefully, henceforward, add only things that also qualify as good bits. Excelsior.