Uh oh…looks like it’s the Friday the 13th edition of Foolery. Let’s hope nothing too scary happens…YIKES! Spoke too soon. No,no,no,no,no. Don’t look! Just carry on reading The Shakespeare Standard. I’ll tend to this…erm…unfortunate incident.
Oh, but before we get started, I wanted to give you this – just to help ward off any weird sisters.
Monkeying around with the bard
Alright, I admit that I was sucked into including this article in this week’s edition for all the funny monkey pictures, but it also turns out to be a good read! 😉 Katie Hinde, an Evolutionary Biologist, recounts her experiences at SAA in Boston this year, and makes some fascinating parallels between chimp life and Shakespearean plot lines. Check it out! And if you had an opportunity to check out the Shakespeare and Primatology session offered at SAA this year, please do share with us below. I’m sure those of us who could not be in attendance (like myself *sigh*) would be intrigued to hear about your experience. Also, here’s some more fun primate-does-Shakespeare pictures!
Black cats are unlucky, but Shakespeare tabby cats should be fine
I don’t get the LOLcat craze. I try. But I fail. Oh well, I have many shortcomings. I also seem to notice a trend of pairing kitties and Shakespeare. Is that just me? Does this suggest that more feline than canine fans are Shakespeareans? I think we should take a poll just to satiate my curiosity. Drop a line here or on Facebook to let us know what kind of pet you own, and I’ll get back to you with my results.* ‘Cause online polls are how research is done, ya’ll!
Oh, and here’s a lucky little Shakespeare kitteh just in case. Got to appease you Shakespearean cat owners out there. 😉