The Bard in Busan

Printer-friendly versionI know it's the English Major in me, but I love Shakespeare.  Murder, insults, wordplay, cross-dressing, and penis jokes - what's not to love?  Even though I loved Shakespeare in High School- it made me feel super smart.  Having a great professor for my Shakespeare class really did help.  And even last year when a friend at my old job let me borrow her 'Shakespearean insult mug,' I was down right giddy. I mean, who doesn't want to learn lovely old phrases like 'canker blossom'. 

So needless to say I was really excited to go see some of my fellow foreigners, and one cool friend act out a great play, in a lovely location, on a nice summer's day- for free. 

The play is being performed this coming weekend too (the 9th and 10th at 3pm) and I highly recommend seeing it. 

First of all the Dalmaji amphitheater is a beautiful place to go hang out.  With greenery at a premium having some open grass (although slightly crunchy- bring a blanket) right off the ocean, is beautiful. It is an actual amphitheater so don't be afraid to sit up front so you can hear all the witty banter and word play (have I mentioned how much I love a quick turn of a phrase?). 

The play itself is a great comedy and the actors did a really stellar performance and obviously put a lot of heart and soul into this.  Also, for those of you a little afraid of the Bard, I thought it was a lot more accessible, and easier to understand than other Shakespeare plays I've seen put on.

So do yourself a favor, and go spend a few hours in the sunshine this weekend listening to people making centuries old jokes!

From Busan with Witty Love,

From Roam with Love




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