Reading List

Today I looked at the stack of books on my coffee table and realized that they reflect my interests perfectly: I’m reading about Hamlet, dementia care, and kitchen renovation. You are thinking that anyone who would consider a kitchen renovation while doing Hamlet probably has dementia.

Point taken. What can I say?

I love my eclectic stack of reading material. I move from one exciting project to another just by opening another book, and nowadays I continue my reveries online, jumping from Pinterest photos of farmhouse kitchens to fascinating dramaturgy on Shakespeare’s women. When I absolutely must stop reading and cook dinner, I listen to an audiobook, like James Shapiro’s A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599, which dishes out all the gossip and political intrigue behind Hamlet and several other plays.

Life is good.

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Soon, very soon, I’ll be back in the rehearsal hall with a group of actors I love and admire, building a new production of Shakespeare’s best-known play. I plan to blog more frequently as rehearsals progress; not quite daily, but almost. I can’t imagine that there’s anything new to say about Hamlet, but what the heck. I hope you’ll join me.

I’d be deeply honored to be on your reading list.

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