Before I freak out completely on this good news, I feel i must back track so everyone can understand why I’m freaking out. As you already know I am participating in a study abroad program called Eurospring through Bemidji State University. On this trip there will be four field trips: Stonehenge, Bath, Stafford upon Avon with Shakespearean play, and a port city.
Well tonight as I was turning in assignments and getting only 50% on a 10pt quiz that the teacher only gives you 10 minutes to complete (but I digress), I saw that the play we will be seeing in the Glob has been decided.
Drum roll please……..
We are going to see Henry iv part 1!
“So… Why is she so excited?” good question. I’m excited because last spring when I took Shakespeare and his age with Swain (the same man who taught Beowulf this past fall), I loved the Henry-triad. Although Henry V is my favorite.
Not the biggest explanation as to why i’m so happy to be going to see a “really old play written by some dead guy” (to all of you thinking that, shame on you.) but to an English major this is the best news one can get on the subject.