Mother Goose Heartily Dozes at Twelfth Night

If music be the food of love, play on;
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
That strain again! it had a dying fall:
O, it came o’er my ear like the sweet sound
That breathes upon a bank of violets,
Stealing and giving odour!

Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night Act i. Scene 1.

And so it began for Mother Goose last Friday evening at the American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin. The day had been a long one, the temperatures quite warm, the wine quite satisfying, the beer-battered dill pickles so tasty, and the climb up the hill to the theater so exhausting.

Mother Goose can’t get enough of these in her mouth.

Up the hill with our tickets in hand.

Up the hill to the play.

Anticipation building for the start of the show…

The playbill so pretty and informative — this is going to be so great…

What a happy couple with so much appreciation for Shakespeare…

And the lights came down, the music came up, the show began. And they were all speaking “olde Englishe” — oh for gooseness sakes, Mother Goose could only comprehend about half of the dialogue! The actors cavorted about and the silly, farcical plot played out and Mother Goose dozed off. Perhaps she was even snoring a little bit…

I woke briefly to hear the peaceful sound of a whippoorwill calling from the woods behind the stage, and then back to dreamland…

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bodhisattvaintraining
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 19:03:14

    what fun Mother Goose !

    Reply

  2. Three Well Beings
    Jul 04, 2012 @ 01:25:18

    Methinks you should have chosen ‘Magic Mike.’ Debra

    Reply

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