August 14, 2015 | Posted in Reggie A HollyWOOF Star

590px-William_Hogarth_017Shakespeare wrote poetry. And poetry is supposed to make you imagine things in your mind, or compare the topic of a poem to something that exists in nature. (I think I get it. It’s like when I dream of visiting the perfect tree stump in the park!)

In Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” for example, lots of wind and rain and thunder and rattling scary sounds are almost non-stop. That’s ‘cause someone is getting pretty angry about not getting his way; or when gods (and there are plenty of ‘em in Shakespeare) teach mortal man (that’s you, human!) a lesson. Humans get yelled at all the time in Shakespeare’s stories — by a wife, a husband, a ghost, a prince or queen or from a G-O-D. And, you know what that spellsbackwards, right?) Yes!Oharfbarkandsmile. This has always perplexed me and made me scratch my chin. (Arfwhyarf?)

Is there a god of dogs? Or a dog of the gods?

Shakespeare’s words came from a time called the Renaissance — a time for new experiences and artistic expression of all kinds — and are usually hard to follow for the beginner.

When professional actors have to understand Shakespeare in a hurry for an audition or for a rehearsal, they use little tricks, even if they don’t know a single thing about the plot of a play or who the characters are. (Wow. That’s like walking blind on a tightrope. ‘Sounds like the acting god takes over, huh? Woof!)

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