Ever since I began teaching Shakespeare, I’ve grown a fondness for him. I like what he did to theater, I like that he brought it to the masses instead of leaving it to the elites, I like that he was a little bawdy and dirty at times… reading more of his plays really opened my eyes and got me to see that Shakespeare was no where near as stuck up as boring as I assumed he would be.
The Globe Theatre, a recreation of the theatre Shakespeare’s plays were first performed in, was one of the things I actually made this trip to go and see. I’ve talked to students about it for years and now, I was going to see it with my own eyes.
It was my own theatrical spiritual journey… like going to my Mecca or Woodstock. I just wish I would have had time to watch a play while I was in London.