Saturday, January 02, 2010

How Were Everybody’s Holidays?

Been slow here at Shakespeare Geek, because it’s been crazy in the real world.  Christmas with three little kids, as some of you can imagine, gets crazy. There’s travelling to be done, vacations to take advantage of, toys to buy, then wrap, then unwrap, then open, then play, then throw into a corner and move on to the next one …

I hope to get back on track shortly.  I’ve got at least one book (Actors Talk About Shakespeare) and movie (Teller’s Macbeth) to write about, and that’s not counting the new stuff.

For Christmas I got the DVD collections “Playing Shakespeare” and “Age of Kings”, both highly recommended here on the site.  So those will keep me busy for awhile.  I also got a book, “Letters to Juliet” which looks pretty cool, it’s a very nice looking coffee-table style of book with lots of pictures.

I was looking for Tad Williams’ “Caliban’s Hour”, but it is out of print and nobody wanted to get me a used copy for Christmas.  Fair enough.  But now that I know a sci fi author I like did a Tempest story, I have to have it.

How’d everybody else do?  What’s new under the Shakespeare tree?

2 comments:

Andrew Huntley said...

No really Shakespeare, but since I'm a tech I received a bunch of tools (for set building) And since there's some Shakespeare coming up on the build schedule...

Ann said...

If you read SF/fantasy, find a copy of Poul Anderson's A Midsummer Night's Tempest, an alternate universe in which Shakespeare is the Great Historian.