Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Shakespeare and Vests

Spent all afternoon cleaning out the costume room and I reminded myself of my current soapbox.  In contemporary productions of Shakespeare--particularly but by no means exclusively amateur--it's very important everyone wears vests.  I'm sure you've noticed it, how dapper Richard III looks in his trenchcoat and vest, how jolly Falstaff is with his round paunch peeking over his little red vest.  Even fairies get to wear vests--best of all, without shirts!  Anyway, any submitted pictures of Shakespeare productions without vests will get posted here, and any production in Chicago I promise to go see.   (note: Togas don't count)

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