I have always enjoyed a good Shakespeare play. The comedy mingles with the tragedy on such a wonderful level, and every actor who sets out to perform a Shakespeare play seems to understand the magnitude of their endeavor and approach it with curiosity and zeal. I knew that I could not leave London without seeing a play in the Globe Theatre- Shakespeare’s theatre.
Luckily enough my school provided me with free tickets to “Much Ado About Nothing”.
Now, I should have known, but I did not know, that the Globe is an open-air theatre. I really had just never thought about it. Unfortunately for me the play landed on the absolute coldest day that I have had yet in London, and the first time that London has had snow in years. Ten minutes in, I was absolutely covered in an inch of snow!
The cold did not bother me, however, because the play was so entertaining. It was a modern version of the play, with the soldiers in modern combat outfits and superheroes costumes and a joke about selfies- I loved it. In addition, the play was set up as it would have been back in the day, with a band coming through the audience onto the stage, and crowd participation encouraged.
“Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.”