1616-2016 NEW YEAR SHAKESFEAR
Will it all be too much? This celebration of his death.
The world is going all out to celebrate.
Will our own contribution be lost?
The fear isn’t about his language.
Nor that some other biography will be proven.
The fear makes the difference.
The difference lies between our ears.
The difference is the same as it has always been.
Do it or don’t.
Take away the prevarication (a word he never used)
and the readiness is all.
All or nothing is/are, words to avoid like the plague.
Creamy-eyed milchings, posset-curdled nothings.
52 sonnet marathons in a year. One a week. In OP.
Or maybe by the 14th backwards or some other ordering.
Tomorrow 7th january we start at the Museumplein in Amsterdam.
This time not at the Rose Theatre like back in 2005.
Ben Crystal lighting a candle for every sonnet recited.
Shouting out after each set of ten.
So much water under the bridge since first your eye i eye’d.
William btw means determined.
Get the job done son.
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It has come to my attention that the Passion in Practice Ensemble will reconvene at the SWP:
Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe – in Original Pronunciation
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe
Sunday 22nd May at 16:00
Book at the Globe Box Office and get Tickets for Marlowe in OP
Ralph Alan Cohen has written this book and
since i last year started using the word Shakesfear
you now know the probable unconscious source:
Ralph Alan Cohen is Co-Founder of the American Shakespeare Center
and Professor of Shakespeare and Performance in the Master of Letters and Fine Arts program,
which he established at Mary Baldwin College.
He was the project director for the building of
the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia.
Another place we’re longing to perform at.