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Memorizing Shakespeare

There are a lot of things that are just cool, plain and simple. I am a fan of amazing Orchestra Music, not the kind where you just listen to it and it becomes background noise. But the kind that makes you sit forward and listen closer, the kind of music that just makes you smile from how fun it is. Gershwin is a good example, in fact I’m listening to him right now. It makes me want to bob my head up and down. It’s very enjoyable. But then when it’s over my brain isn’t even done taking everything in and I pause for a second.

Another thing that is very cool is listening to people make Shakespearean speeches. A lot of people claim they don’t like Shakespeare but many of them must admit it sounds really cool. Shake uses a language that is very unusual to many of us. It can be difficult to understand many times but there is something about when it’s spoken out loud. You just look at the person, and whether or not their moving or if their just standing and speaking, the air gets this eerie feel. People quiet down and listen. The people in movies make it way too dramatic. I like listening to the 14 lines that 9th graders have to memorize. Young people make things sound far better and a lot of times they don’t even realize it. Often times all it takes is reading five lines of a monologue and sitting back and saying Wow. Then you can go ahead and devour it with your analysis and everything. That’s what I do. I always make time to sit back and say… wow.

Posted in Blogging by Preston on May 24th, 2006

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