Went to see A Winter’s Tale at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company with a friend of mine who turns out to be very much a Shakespeare scholar. The play is astonishing and should be on your must list – but the 2 acts are almost like two different plays. King Leontes becomes insane in Act I, doing many things he will regret deeply.
Act II is in many ways a Shakespeare comedy – people in disguise, barriers to true love being thrown up all over the place, a sly and hysterically funny cutpurse in the person of Giles Davies – my favorite actor in the company. This is a perfect role for him.
Luckily, as in all good comedies, almost everything comes right in the end. It’s one of my friend’s favorites because of its extensive use of astrology, oracles, signs and omens.
I love Shakespeare, but I just wanted to do Reiki on King Leontes and bring him back into balance. Of course, I always want to re-write Romeo and Juliet, too!
Go see this play – since now you know everything comes ’round right….