“But cousin, what if we essayed to steal
The clownish fool out of your father’s court.
Would he not be a comfort to our travel?”
As You Like It (2.1.123)
Blog! I visited The Globe Theater yesterday to see As You Like It. In the lines above, Celia and Rosalind have decided to run away to the forest, and then Rosalind says, “How about we take the clown too?” So then they go and get the clown as well.
Isn’t that brilliant? Taking a clown! It is. I would insist on taking humor-relief with me if I were going to go live in a forest. And if I were rich, I would demand a comedian followed me around to make clever quips during all kinds of situations. So, for example, if an officer pulled me over for speeding in my classy Astin Martin, I would turn to the comedian, sitting by my side, and insist on a joke. “Go on now! Do something hilarious!” Then I would turn my attention to the law enforcer, “Officer, prepare to laugh.”
Of course, every once in a while, my comedian would fail me, and in those cases, I will stare and blink at the comedian. This will give the comedian time to recover, or, in extreme cases of comedy block, just turn and run away.
Sorry, that was a long aside blog, it was just important that I share it with you. In other news, I was surrounded by Americans in Shakespeare’s Globe. Other American tourists are ruining my authentic cultural experiences, blog. So, naturally, I quietly glare at them in disdain when they talk out loud. I won’t have it!