"Raising Souls"

"Raising Souls"

Sunday, February 20, 2011

eat, sleep, breathe.... Shakespeare??

Yes, yes indeed this is what my life has seemed to be the past month. I am a huge fan of Shakespeare, even though I honestly can't understand half of what he says until I re-read the same line 20 times, and then I memorize it, which requires repeating the same line 20 times, and then I rehearse it which after yesterday's rehearsal seemed like 1,000,000,000 times. (Ok, not quite, but to be fair I said "seemed like 1,000,000,00 time"). The end result is truly absorbing Shakespeare in a special and unique way. Connecting with his complex and intricate characters. Transferring his "lingo" into my daily life. I often catch my self saying things like "tragic", "treacherous" and "Indeed." Not to mention the phrases that run through my head throughout the day such as, "And, with them, words of so sweet breath composed." Or when emptying the rancid diaper pail, "Oh me! You Juggler! You Canker Blossom! You thief of love!"

Now, as an actor, I have often contemplated the practice of what I do in my profession. Why can't I do this with the bible?? (Memorizing the bible would be easier than Shakespeare, trust me!) Or rather, why don't I do this with the bible? If only I had the time to absorb and contemplate the mass, the bible, the words of Jesus in the same dedicated way. If only I could let the words of LIFE permeate my every thought and ravish my soul! Oh, what a changed woman I would be.

As a shout out I have info below if you are interested in watching the comedy/drama we will premiering soon.


Feb. 25th, 26th, and 27th

OEC Auditorium at St. Thomas University

Check out our website Epiphany Studio Productions for tickets and more info!

"Why would you not go??

1 comment:

  1. That was hillarious...Dad
    Such a good writer Sarah and than to top it off
    with Jeremy's picture -I almost didn't recognize
    him. Very, very, very cleaver.MOM