Monday, April 18, 2016

April 18. Day 109. Much Ado About Nothing

Apparently one of the interpretations of the Nothing of the title the Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing could be no thing or more specifically no penis. The things you learn about at a Queensland Theatre Company meet the creatives free play briefing at the QPAC Playhouse. Well they do say Shakespeare was a great lover of bawdy humour. I also learned that the difference between a Shakespearean tragedy and a comedy was really how the people caught in tragic circumstances dealt with what the universe sent their way. Also a comedy needs to end with a wedding and a song. Well all these years I never really understood that. I love the QTC briefings where the cast and creatives tell their stories and are generous in their time in answering questions. It was a fascinating insight. It wasn't so much Much Ado About Nothing as much Ado about One Thing. The play. I'm even more excited at the approaching opening of the play.

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