Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Magic Shake-Ball

Tomorrow I start teaching All's Well That Ends Well, the tale of a young woman who cures the King of France's anal fistula so that she can marry a guy who hates her. Then, when she does, he refuses to sleep with her, so she tricks him into it by pretending to be someone else.

Fess up, Shake-Ball. Were you high when you wrote this one?


"This haste hath wings indeed"
(All's Well That Ends Well 2.1.93)


Wow. You took me right to the source. And nothing says "pass the doobie" like a good old-fashioned "wings" metaphor. This definitely explains Parolles' obsession with cheese in the first scene.

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