Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Episode 254: Productive Day!

Ah, the weather has returned to more bearable conditions today, and looks set to for the rest of the week. I went over to Mel's place to collect some stuff that she didn't want anymore, so that took up the morning. Then I headed over to the Library to join the 'cool' people who were studying there. While there, I found out from Sophie Mac via Twitter that there's a case of H1N1 influenza at Warwick! Cue mass hysteria and panic. Not. Although if anyone has some Relenza or Tamiflu handy, do share, thanks! I managed to read Beckett's Endgame, which is an interesting counterpoint to Waiting For Godot, although it made me feel more bleak than Waiting For Godot did. Then I read Stoppard's Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, which has completely cemented my respect for Stoppard as a playwright. I've never actually read Hamlet, but I do have a rough idea of the plot, and I thought Stoppard's play raised some intriguing issues. Finally, I re-read Travesties, which is full of pithy lines. 'I may occasionally be a little overdressed but I make up for it by being immensely overeducated.' 'To lose one revolution is unfortunate. To lose two would look like carelessness!' How can you not love a play that has lines like those? Took a break for a disgustingly oily dinner, and then I read the introduction to William Carlos Williams's Selected Poems before heading back to my room. All in all, a very productive day indeed. I feel like I deserve a slap on the back. Or two.

1 comment:

Dan said...

"it made me feel more bleak than Waiting For Godot"

Yeah, 'Endgame' does that. I once spent an entire night transcribing it from a library copy (so that I wouldn't have to buy one). Pretty sure I wasn't very happy the next day.