It has been decreed that the next edition of Get to the Point! (exact date to be determined) shall have an Elizabethan vibe. For many that will mean Shakespeare. For some it will be a chance to share fave lines from Will’s pals Ben Jonson and Christopher Marlowe. From those hoping to address the gender imbalance (of a time when not only did few women write plays, they weren’t even allowed to act in them), perhaps we’ll hear some Elizabeth Cary or Mary Wroth.
Lots of possibilities here. Maybe you’ve written a sonnet. Perhaps you modernized a Shakespearean plot. Know a song based on the bard. Or maybe your name just happens to be Elizabeth.
We can pretty much promise that there will be an updated Jonsonian masque. And it’s hard to imagine that your humble host, Christopher Arnott, won’t be doing his popular rendition of Act One, Scene Three of The Tragicall History of Doctor Faustus on the ukulele.
If you want to take part, it helps if you let Christopher Arnott know about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your contribution doesn’t HAVE to have an Elizabethan slant, but if you are thus inspired, go with it.
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We’ll let you know the date when we do. The first Monday of November had a scheduling conflict, so it WON’T be on Nov. 2.