Shakespeare challenge

I’m home sick today, coughing up a lung, and being completely bored. There’s a strange program on the arts channel right now of muddy wild horses, silent except for the classical music accompanying the footage. I don’t recognize the composer, but it’s a violin concerto. Now the horses are gone and I’m seeing terracing ala the Andes. Maybe this is the Andes. Except there’s a lot of sandstone that makes me think of Utah. Except that it’s too green for Utah–greenery growing on the sandstone. Well, I mean, too much greenery. Of course, I usually saw the Moab area in mid-summer, and who knows, this might be such a red rock desert in full spring.

“Scicilienne” and Ber… Ber-something by Fuare. They just put it up on the screen like a music video.

All that is to say: daytime TV when you’re sick and a captive audience, not so interesting, except to tell yourself stories. I’ll be less bored later when I pick back up the book I’m editing, Tiffany Trent’s book two of Hallowmere, By Venom’s Sweet Sting. But I’ve been too out of it up till about now to think about

Huh. The Discovery channel has a program on about how erasers are made. Who knew? It’s not the rubber of an eraser that allows it to erase, but the vegetable oil in the eraser–it allows the rubber to rub away, taking the pencil marks with it. Okay, you can learn a few things, too.

Anyway, I thought I’d join on the Shakespeare meme that

found at Miss Erin’s.

Strike = I’ve read the play
Bold = I’ve seen or been in the play on stage / I’ve seen the film

All’s Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
Comedy of Errors
Love’s Labour’s Lost
Measure for Measure
ant of Venice
(I think? It was in grade school, if so. I barely remember it)
Merry Wives of Windsor
Midsummer Night’s Dream 
Much Ado about Nothing (First Shakespeare I ever read, in the 4th grade, in an attempt to become the smartest kid in the world. Yes, I was a geek. But I loved this play and it’s still my favorite.)
Taming of the Shrew
Tempest (maybe)
Twelfth Night (definitely–both on stage and the movie, and loved reading it in college for a theatre appreciation class)
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Winter’s Tale

Henry IV, Part I
Henry IV, Part II
Henry V
Henry VI, Part I
Henry VI, Part II
Henry VI, Part III
Henry VIII
King John
Richard II
Richard III

Antony and Cleopatra
Julius Caesar
King Lear
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida

Huh. I could have sworn I read a whole lot more, especially of the comedies, but most of it was during that 4th grade phase (I really did think that reading Shakespeare and the dictionary would make me the smartest kid in the world) in which I read and listened to on tape everything the library had, but didn’t really understand or remember anything except the garden scene in Much Ado About Nothing. I loved that, everyone trying to fool the others and sneaking behind topiary.