Vulcan’s Peak

Public service announcement

March 15, 2006 12:15 am

Brutus:
Remember March, the Ides of March remember:
Did not great Julius bleed for justice’ sake?
What villain touch’d his body, that did stab,
And not for justice? What! shall one of us,
That struck the foremost man of all this world
But for supporting robbers,–shall we now
Contaminate our fingers with base bribes
And sell the mighty space of our large honours
For so much trash as may be grasped thus?
I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon,
Than such a Roman.

– Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, IV iii

It occurs to me that maybe I should find a new way of celebrating the Ides of March. Or not. I mean, three years, dude! That’s tradition.

n.b. I will not be reading Julius Caesar for my Shakespeare, nor Antony and Cleopatra. However, for a Roman fix we are doing Titus Andronichus next week (I’m planning to take a mop to clean up all the blood). Syllabus also includes Troilus & Cressida, The Winter’s Tale, and Richard III, of which I know nothing; Lear and As You Like It, which I know, but not well; and Taming of the Shrew and Othello, which I do know pretty well. I am well pleased.

Watched Brannagh’s Othello tonight for class – I don’t think I’ve seen this one before and enjoyed it though I’ve watched his Much Ado too many times, I think. Difficult for me to see him as Iago.

Our first assignment in my writing class is to write a story with characters based loosely one two people we know, but who don’t know each other. Bwahahaha.

15 Responses to “Public service announcement”

Carmen wrote a comment on March 15, 2006

Re: writing assignment – your laugh sounds evil.

Pug wrote a comment on March 16, 2006

She’s good at evil laughter. That’s why I’m confused when she does it so rarely.

Odette wrote a comment on March 17, 2006

Because half the fun is catching you off guard, silly!

E wrote a comment on March 22, 2006

Remember, remember the fifth of November

Odette wrote a comment on March 23, 2006

Gunpowder, treason, and plot!

You’re right, E! Next year, we must remember Guy Fawkes Day.

Tae wrote a comment on March 24, 2006

So now we’ve got a whole slew of geeky, esoteric days to remember? 😉 Pi Day, the Ides of March, Guy Fawkes day…what else can we throw in there?

Odette wrote a comment on March 24, 2006

Well, Guy Fawkes is only esoteric on this side of the pond. Bonfire night lives on in the U.K.! Speaking of bonfires, though, we could always go in for pagan celebrations like Beltane and Samhain.

Pug wrote a comment on March 24, 2006

Pizza Delivery Jedi Deliverance Day?

Carmen wrote a comment on March 24, 2006

There’s always Mole Day.

6:02 on 10/23, baby!

Carmen wrote a comment on March 24, 2006

Oh, wow. Look what spoils I found.

Odette wrote a comment on March 24, 2006

Gold, mein Kind! Thou hast struck gold!!!

Carmen wrote a comment on March 24, 2006

That explains the chip in my tooth. D:

Odette wrote a comment on March 24, 2006

Btw, Carmen, the CHS academic team will be in your neck of the woods this weekend if you feel like stalking. 😉

Carmen wrote a comment on March 25, 2006

Ooooh, goody! I’ve twice stalked your brother – I feel it is my solemn duty to do so again.

Odette wrote a comment on March 26, 2006

I await your report, my faithful lieutenant.

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