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Victoria

You remind me of a Mercutio I once knew. Colorado Shakespeare Festival. I was an assistant director for As You Like It where I made a lifelong friendship with an actor there, Tony Amendola (Stargate, among others). All the actors in the company (we all lived in one big house in Boulder) wanted to play Mercutio, but Tony smoked them all in auditions and completely owned the role. He was so damned sexy in that role it was breath-taking. It seemed like every time we went anywhere, some woman or girl would come up to us on wobbly knees and babble. The thing is Tony didn't carry any of his Mercutio affect when he wasn't "playing" it - but the performance was so full of energy that that's what all those women saw. - Years later, I talked about this with Tony's partner, Judith, and she knew all about it... has been watching women out on sidewalks in daylight treating him like whatever he makes happen in a darkened theatre. Talk about leaving your mark.

CathiefromCanada

Thanks for the Thanksgiving story, Lance, and for the link.
There is something about Shakespeare and Canada, I think -- so many of our towns and cities, including my own, have our own annual Shakespeare festivals. Here in Saskatoon, we have Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan every July and August -- maybe some day you'll come visit.

Lance

Cathie, thanks for the invitation and don't be surprised if I take you up on it. Uncle Merlin's father was born out that way and he's always wanted to visit the old homestead. We might very well make Saskatoon a stop on our Man vs. Food cross-country tour next spring.

Victoria,

You know Bra'tac! My sons are going to be so impressed. They're big Stargate fans and Bra'tac was one of their faves.

Dutch

Eighteen years ago Thanksgiving was in mid October?

sluggo

One of the great things about being a yank living in Canada is two Thanksgivings - just made Cracker Barrel dumplings with Sunday's leftover turkey, a ribsticker for sure, on a frost forecast evening... plus, I still have the November weekday version to look forward to, and another chance at perfect gravy.

Here in London, ON we take Stratford for granted - a national treasure.

And Colm Feore is formidable.

DaveMB

Just in case any reader of this blog isn't aware of it, you can get a very good fictionalized impression of the Stratford Festival, including Colm Feore, by renting or buying the Canadian TV series Slings and Arrrows (three seasons, six one-hour episodes each). Feore plays the principal in an unusual advertising agency in the second season...

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