Thursday, May 27, 2010

Shakespeare at Large

Timon . . . is . . . in . . . the . . . HOUSE!

I’m getting very psyched to see the Actor’s Shakespeare Project’s production of Timon of Athens, which I haven’t read since grad school.

When (re)reading it today, I (re)discovered this very cool line:

“Has friendship such a faint and milky heart,
It turns in less than two nights?”

The context is one of Timon’s servants lamenting the fact that rich Timon has bankrolled his entourage and is now destitute (for a modern example of this, see Too Legit: The M.C. Hammer Story [2001]).

I love it because it fits so perfectly in the current gestalt of girl bullying/Mean Girlness (see Caroline's post from 5/4/10). Wouldn’t it be cool if girls were always confident enough to call their “friends” out on their bad behavior? Don’t you think that this line from Timon could come in handy?

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