“Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.”
― William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
This was the 19th year of Shakespeare on the Common, a Boston tradition that is well worth attending. This year’s performance was Twelfth Night, a favorite of mine.* It’s a wonderfully knotty comedy of errors with no shortage of great lines.
*Check out the film adaptation with Ben Kingsley and Helena Bonham Carter – very good.
Loving this necklace of turquoise jawbreakers.
It’s a fun event, especially if you have the time to arrive early (ideally an hour and a half, at least) and get a good spot on the grass. Bring a picnic, watch the crowds (it’s a hearty, appreciative, reliable crowd), take in a little Shakespeare…it’s a good time.
I’ve been nearly every year for the last 6 or so years, sometimes going twice in one summer. It’s always good—consistently interesting and innovative staging and interpretations—and occasionally exceptional (Othello a few years ago was phenomenal).
My expression is so much like that of my mother in this photo. The architecture of my face is very like hers, will have to show you a photo.
photos by Chris Bennett (thanks, Chris!)