Book Review: Rabbit Season

Book Title: Rabbit Season
Author: Megan Derr

“He squeaked in dismay when he saw he was not wrong, not even a little. The Hot Twins were sitting at the breakfast nook with his dad. Oh, god, what the hell were they doing there? At nine in the morning? While his hair was standing on end and he was wearing Spiderman pyjama pants?”
Sidney from Rabbit Season by Megan Derr

Final Verdict: A fun novella that packs a lot in such a short space.

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Movie Review: Twelfth Night (1996)

Movie Title: Twelfth Night
Director: Trevor Nunn
Notable Stars:  Imogene Stubbs, Helena Bonham Carter, Toby Stephens, Mel Smith, Nigel Hawthorne, and Sir Ben Kingsley

“She never told her love, but let concealment, like a worm ‘i th’ bud, feed on her damask cheek. She pinned in thought; and, with a green and yellow melancholy, she sat like Patience on a monument, smiling at grief. Was not this love indeed? We men may say more, swear more; but indeed our shows are more than will; for we still prove much in our vows but little in our love.”
Viola in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Final Verdict: A great movie, and one that is nice for a quiet night in with a few laughs and some romance!

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High Arts Corner: The Comedy of Errors- A Royal Shakespeare Company Production

Title: The Comedy of Errors
Performed by: Royal Shakespeare Company
Written by: William Shakespeare
Where: London, England
When: Summer 2012

We came into the world like brother and brother,
And now let’s go hand in hand, not one before another.

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

Final Verdict: A good play for those new to Shakespeare or young theater goers. A nice day out, and you will leave with a smile on your face!

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High Arts Corner: Twelfth Night- Apollo Theatre

Title: Tweflth Night
Performed by: Actors at Apollo Theatre- Featuring Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance
All cast members of this production were male
Written by: William Shakespeare
Where: London, England
When: November 2012

Poor lady, she were better love a dream.
Disguise, I see, thou art a wickedness,
Wherein the pregnant enemy does much.

Viola in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Final Verdict: Do whatever needs to be done to get tickets to see this (lie, steal, murder if need be!). It is an amazing presentation of the Bard’s work!

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High Arts Corner: Twelfth Night- A Royal Shakespeare Company Production

Title: Twelfth Night
Performed by: Royal Shakespeare Company
Written by: William Shakespeare
Where: Stratford-Upon-Avon, England
When: Summer 2012

O time, thou must untangle this, not I.
It is too hard a knot for me t’untie.

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Final Verdict: Go and see Twelfth Night if it is playing, but maybe skip this version, or just go for the best Malvolio scene ever!

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