Friday, February 26, 2010

And I said, "Hey, WHAT'S GOING ON?!"

One of my hubcaps fell off! My mittens that I bought only a couple months ago are falling apart! A book that I ordered for my class to teach Othello hasn't come yet! Well I think it did yesterday but the office has informed me that UPS took it back with them today. WTF?! Just because I couldn't get home in time last night, does not mean I don't live here anymore. P.S. don't leave a note on my mailbox saying that you left the package in the office and then still take it with you. It just makes everyone look like an idiot.

Okay, I'm better now.

I'm a little disappointed on the movie front when it comes to a companion piece for the play Othello. My original plan was to show O before we would read the scene. Then I realized, I'd have lost my job three times in the first 10 minutes of the movie. I tried the Laurence Fischburne version but the acting sucks. Mainly because Kenneth Branagh is about as animated as a piece of pine. I don't think this version would add much comprehension, despite how true it is to the play. It seems as though I'm going to be going with the Laurence Olivier version. While older, the acting is far superior. I feel a little icky about showing a movie about a black man, played by a white guy in brown makeup. But I just felt like the acting and understanding of the language was just so much better and I think more helpful than the others. I wish there was a modern adaptation of Othello with the original language, like Romeo + Juliet and Hamlet. So, I'm sorry kids, but we will be watching a rather racist interpretation (though more close to the way it would have been performed at the Globe) of Othello. Please don't hate me.

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