Okay, so I just finished reading The Eunuch, which we have to read for Thursday. And again, this is another play that I am having a fine time reading…until the end, where I am suddenly left thinking: what the eff? So this play ends with the two guys sharing the girl? What? ‘Cause during the…
good question audrey. i definitely had the same reaction… this play’s quite different yet similar to the others…
The over-lapping of stories and misunderstandings in The Woman of Samos is a common aspect in the play. This aspect plays a major role in the play in how it allows characters to interact and discover what actually is going on. I feel like this thematic aspect has been used beyond this in more…
I really like how you made the connection to Shakespeare in this. And then continued it to even more current things, like the movie. This is making it more clear that you can trace even recent movies back to the greeks and romans.
Just out of curiosity, I looked up on youtube “woman of samos” to see if there were any modern day videos out there of performances or the like. Since I remembered that some people in section would prefer to see the plays rather than hear them, I thought that might be a good thing to try to find. You know what came up? A video with the title ‘5 best porno sites.’ So, I don’t think that was what I was trying to find. Although, it might have something to do with our class’s area of study. I don’t know, I’ve never watched porn, but I’m sure it’s funny in some way.
I did end up finding a student made Casina video. This gives another meaning to comedy—when it’s so bad it’s funny. I was curiously to see if anyone had any productions of it, and besides one in Italian, there was this one.
So that’s what there is of those plays in modern days, and that’s very little. I know the assignment was to find modern day examples, but I thought it would be interesting to find examples of the old plays done during modern day. And as it turned out, there aren’t very many.
The name is Stephanie (oh yeah, I pulled that line). I’m Porter affiliated & study Creative Writing and Anthropology. I transferred here from the Los Angeles area and have enjoyed exploring Portland a lot recently, where this picture was taken. I’m really into poetry, music, and anything artartart in my “free” time.
My favorite kind of comedy really takes on politics & gender & race. it questions and makes fun of the system we have today. Margaret Cho is my favorite comedian at the moment, here is a standup piece that combines comedy and sex(uality) in a really hilarious way:
Thanks for posting Stephanie! Margaret Cho is great—someone else mentioned racial humor in section, so we can definitely explore race/gender/class/sexuality more, it is an excellent topic.
So this is an example of how we would comment on others’ posts—reblogging. See those arrows going around in a circle at the top of the post? click that and you’ll get to the ‘reblogging area’ (can’t think of a better way to describe that). Reblog on your own blog!