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October 27, 2005

Shakespeare in the Bush

Bohannon, "Shakespeare in the Bush" -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

I really liked "Shakespeare in the Bush" a lot. Even though I have read Hamlet twice before, I actually understood things more clearly after reading this. I found myself laughing a lot throughout the play, too.

I love how the tribe people kept telling him he was wrong.

But again they objected. "Dead men cast no shadows."

"They do in my country," I snapped.

I also liked how it ended, with the tribe guy saying,

"Sometime," concluded the old man, gathering his ragged toga about him, "you must tell us some more stories of your country. We, who are elders, will instruct you in their true meaning, so that when you return to your own land your elders will see that you have not been sitting in the bush, but among those who know things and who have taught you wisdom."

Posted by AmandaNichols at October 27, 2005 10:01 AM

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