Heading off to JFK this evening for a night on Delta’s big steel bird, but the #radicalmischief begins today. I’m hoping, after a sleepless night & quick jaunt across the Midlands, to throw myself into the mix for a few hours tomorrow afternoon. But who knows what Hermes the god of travelers & interpretation will have to say?
It’ll be my fourth trip to the International Shakespeare Conference, counting two years ago in 2016 when the tiny ISC was swallowed by the great every-five-years whale of the World Shakespeare Congress, which was split in the anniversary year of 2016 between Stratford-upon-Avon and London. Singapore in 2021!
The highlight of these trips is the chance to see theater with a gaggle of my favorite Shakespeare nerds, plus my intrepid daughter Olivia, who joined me in 2016 and is back in 2018 at the age of fifteen. We’ve got tickets to three at the RSC in Stratford: Romeo and Juliet on Monday, Macbeth on Wed, and Duchess of Malfi on Th. Then we shift to London for Othello at the Globe (with Mark Rylance as Iago!) and an outdoor Tempest in Covent Garden. Plus a side-trip to Oxford to see the J.R.R. Tolkien exhibition at the Bod, not to mention high tea at the Berkeley Hotel!
Looking forward to seeing some Shakespeare friends in the UK!