Measure for Measure

24th June 2010 at 10:59 am

Dear Chibi,
Last night Jacky and I went to Belvoir St Theatre to watch Shakespeare’s great dark comedy “Measure for Measure“. I’ve never seen a Shakespeare play and since Kaz managed to get free tickets to it it was a good opportunity! The spinning stage and hand-held camera gave off a really interesting effect and I naturally started analysing the camera angles like in the old days studying an English text, lol  Damn you English..

Now I must admit, the language confused me for a while and the politics didn’t make much sense at the beginning. I got the general idea but it wasn’t until the middle part where I found it most interesting and I finally started knowing who was who. What I never really got though was the humour XD The audience were laughing at certain dialogue so I assume it was supposed to be funny, but I didn’t get it at all… LOL FAIL. Apparently they were rude, according to Jacky :p

After the 20 minute interval, the story went really..weird and random! The ending was such a ‘wth’ moment, it was like everything just mashed together and everyone gets married @_@.  lol? Later I read up on the story and that’s what really happens. wow, XD.

Overall, I think the actors did a pretty good job and it was an engaging performance on most part.  The downside was that it ended quite late and we were both really tired and sleepy, oh and the lack of leg space ^^;

11 Responses to “Measure for Measure”

  1. Jacky says:

    yeah the seats were terrible lol. So tired last night. But nontheless it was a good performance (=

    Thanks to kerry for the tickets too.

  2. Malavika says:

    Ooooh nice! My parents and I went to ‘Cats- The Musical’ a couple of weeks ago and we had NO idea what was happening the ENTIRE time! Worst musical I’ve ever been to!

  3. Kaz says:

    hehe spoke with my manager lately and he went to see it too! He’s seen about 5 of them and he said this one is most controversial and he said “yea I can see why your sister finds it weird” lol

  4. Kaz says:

    But yesh! Glad you enjoyed your experience! XD I wanna see one of these plays next time too =3

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