Friday, January 27, 2012

Homebaked Shakespeare

On the ride back from Harvard Square tonight, I had a thought: As You Like It, the play I saw at the American Repertory Theater this evening, is full of cool bits of relationship advice.

Watching Rosalind pretend to be Ganymede pretending to be Rosalind as she woos her beloved Orlando is always somewhat cloying, but overall, the play's got some wise things to say. So, without further ado, I present you with my Homebaked "Relationship Tips from As You Like It":

1. Have a realistic idea of your hotness (or lack thereof) before you decide that someone is right for you. (III.v.37).

2. If you run out of things to say, just start kissing. (IV.i.58)

3. Just because your father likes a guy, doesn't mean that you need to. (I.iii.29)

4. It's really lame to defile trees in the name of love. (III.ii.230)

5. Be wary of people who write bad love poetry. (III.ii.85)

Good stuff, huh?

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