TriadCity Message of the Day

The Globe Theatre in the Southern Third is now playing Shakespeare's As You Like It. Performances are continual — something about robots never getting tired — and admission is 5 Dinars.

As You Like It is the ideal play to produce inside a MUD or other RPG. The heroine, Rosalind, spends much of her stage time impersonating a man. With excellent tanglefication, Shakespeare has her male character impersonate a woman, meaning, a woman impersonating a man impersonating a woman. Indeed in Shakespeare's day, the part of Rosalind would have been played by a boy, giving us a boy playing a woman playing a man playing a woman. If that's not the Internet I need a new computer.

For bonus points, the play contains Shakespeare's famous speech, "All the world's a stage, and all the people merely players." See what we've done here?

Producing As You Like It in the Southern Third is one of the oldest to-do items on our list. We're feeling all warm and fuzzy over finally bringing it to life. Or maybe we're not. It's the Internet, who's to say?

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