September 29th, 2012 → 8:24 am @ // No Comments

    “He must observe their mood on whom he jests,
    The quality of persons, and the time;
    And, like the haggard, check at every feather
    That comes before his eye.  This is a practice
    As full of labor as a wise man’s art.” – Twelfth Night

I went with my friend Karen to a performance of The Improvised Shakespeare Company last night.  I was very curious to see what it was about – a Shakespearen improv comedy troupe??  I have to hand it to them, they were funny.  And it has got to be hard to do improvised rhyming in Shakespearean English like that.  I know I could never do it.  So here’s to the art of comedy, which Shakespeare as well appreciated in the quote above.

(Note ‘haggard’ is an untrained hawk.  And ‘check at’ means follow after.)

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