Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Winter's Tale, Act 1 (cont.)

For some reason, the comment form for my January 16 post has decided to prevent me from commenting. So here is my response to the most recent remarks:

Allison: I agree that, of all the challenges involved in reading Shakespeare with a middle schooler, dealing with sexual innuendo is one of the trickiest. It's everywhere: in the jokes, in the characters' inner motivations, in the plot. Paul has the ability to completely ignore anything that doesn't interest him (which currently includes R-rated Elizabethan asides), but I still feel obliged to be prepared. Which really, I suppose, is my job anyway.

Conor: I like "dullest nostril" a lot also. It sounds like someone has a head cold.

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