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    I am going to try to see Twelfth Night. I've seen about a dozen of them , but it's one of my favorite Shakespeare comedies.
    ("Merry Wives" is my number one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge_Simpson View Post
    I am going to try to see Twelfth Night. I've seen about a dozen of them , but it's one of my favorite Shakespeare comedies.
    ("Merry Wives" is my number one)
    I've probably seen Twelfth Night about the same number of times, including at least two RSC productions and an import from the Peter Hall Company a few years ago. My mom, who has a Masters in English Literature from Yale, probably has seen it even more times than me. We both thought Rylance's take on Olivia, which is to play her somewhat silly, was something we had never seen before, but could totally be squared with the text. Just the way he twists certain lines, like "What is your parentage?" makes you think you might be seeing the play the way Shakespeare originally intended. Yet in most productions, Olivia is mostly dour throughout. Plus, just the way Rylance moves around the stage, while exaggerated, is amazing.

    You really should try to see it. If you like the play, you will kick yourself for missing this production.

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    Will do!

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    Marge: Check out the all-female Julius Caesar at St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO. The run has just been extended for another week, and I'm going back for the second time.

    OT: I tried to reach you about dinner tomorrow night. Do you still want to do it or will you be too full of Hungarian pastries? If we don't connect for dinner (but I'm still up for it), you can find me somewhere in Row D of the Second Ring tomorrow night.

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    Marge, if you still want to do the Hungarian pastry thing tomorrow, let me know. PM me here today, if you can.
    Use Yah Blinkah!

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    Garr, I sent you a PM.
    Emason, I am still up for dinner and I will call you tomorrow afternoon.

    I once saw a great Twelfth Night that was set on the Lower East Side, Orsino was a jazz musician and Ilyria was the name of a nightclub. Olivia was sarcastic and a bit bitchy, and Malvolio was nuts from the start. The whole thing was really quite witty.

    I will see if I can manage JC, I have to check my schedule.

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    Marge, great. I'll talk to you tomorrow and I'll tell you more about the Julius Caesar when I see you.

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    I saw Shakespeare in the Parking Lot do a JC where women took a few of the male parts, the whole show was very well done.
    Scroll down for the JC review (and a funny photo)

    http://shakespeareintheparkinglot.com/reviews.htm

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    For the Bellasco Twelfth Night, you might try to see about getting tickets to sit on stage. I believe the on-stage seats are being sold at discounted rates. There is a thread on broadwayworld.com with some post from audience members who sat in those seats and they say the experience is incredible. There may be some points where the view is slightly blocked by the railing, but they say that is made up for by being so close to the actors at other times.

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    I saw Richard II several years ago on the spur of the moment when I was in DC, and thought I was lucky to snag one of the on-stage tickets. Err, not. I'd never read it and didn't realize what a snooze it was. And I had to keep fidgeting in my seat to keep from nodding off; people probably thought I had fleas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless View Post
    For the Bellasco Twelfth Night, you might try to see about getting tickets to sit on stage. I believe the on-stage seats are being sold at discounted rates. There is a thread on broadwayworld.com with some post from audience members who sat in those seats and they say the experience is incredible. There may be some points where the view is slightly blocked by the railing, but they say that is made up for by being so close to the actors at other times.
    Thanks for the heads up! I will try for Twelfth Night rush tickets next Saturday! Here's the thread http://www.broadwayworld.com/article...15-27-20131011

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    I bought a ticket this morning, for Nov 22, although the on-stage seats were sold out. It looks like a fantastic show, judging from the clips on the website.
    After I placed the order I realized I'd already bought a ticket for Catching Fire on the same evening. If anyone wants it, you can have it: the 7 Pm show at the Regal in Union Square. Just send me your address and it's yours.
    I will have to buy a CF ticket for an earlier show, because I MUST see it on the opening day.

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    I can't eat pickles, but that doesn't look like the point of the festival. It looks like fun. Are you going?

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    Canstruction is on view until Nov 13. If you've never gone to see it, do, there are always tons of really creative creations. There is no admission fee, you are asked to donate a can of food instead. Info here:

    http://www.sdanyc.org/canstruction/

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    Managed to snag a ticket for Cabaret with Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming

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    Go see Twelfth Night, everyone. It is amazing, the best production of this that I have seen. Rylace plays Olivia as a neurotic airhead, an interpretation I've never seen, and it is hysterically funny.
    I got there early so I could watch all the actors get into their costumes and makeup on stage, and it was fascinating.
    I'm almost tempted to see Richard III, even though it's not one of my favorites.
    Last edited by Marge_Simpson; 11-26-2013 at 01:18 AM.

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    The Bryant park tree lighting ceremony is this Tuesday; Johhny Weir will skate. Info here:

    http://wintervillage.org/plan-your-visit/event/3098

    On a quirkier note, did you know NYC has a museum of mathematics? Well, we do, and this Wednesday they have a special event: they will pythagorize the Flatiron building. I kid you not!
    Info here:
    https://in.momath.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=157

    Unsilent Night is on Dec 14, the meetup place is Washington Square Park. Info here:
    http://www.unsilentnight.com/schedule.html
    I did this last year; there was a huge crowd and it was almost hypnotic, being surrounded by all the music.
    Last edited by Marge_Simpson; 11-30-2013 at 03:33 AM.

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    Mr. Accordion and I will be in NYC Dec 26-30! Thanks for all your suggestions and comments!

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    My husband and I are contemplating coming the same time, The Accordion. Just have to decide whether the price is too steep at the moment.
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