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30 June 2013 @ 12:37 pm
silly things about which I am excited  
- I emailed the local cinema that usually screens the NT Live broadcasts to ask if they had plans to show the Branagh/Kingston Macbeth, and they wrote back to say that they were in the process of scheduling it, and would update their website when things were finalized. Yay! Because, if I'd had to, I *would* have taken the two-hour bus ride to get to a place that has announced a screening, but it's great that I won't have to.

- Since the last time I checked the local library system catalog, one of the libraries that allows requests on audiovisual materials has purchased a copy of the DVD of At Home With the Georgians. So I have requested it!

- Speaking of library materials, my request for James Shapiro's TV series Shakespeare: The King's Man, from last year's Olympics-timed Shakespeare festival in the UK, came in yesterday. (I think it was called The King and the Playwright in the UK. Also, I didn't even know that this series had come out on DVD in the US until it happened to show up in an email from the BBC America Shop. How is that possible? My usual Shakespeare news sources failed me.) So, I know what I'm doing today.

- My local PBS station is airing episodes about various stately homes - Althorp, Chatsworth, and "Henry VIII's palace" (I'm assuming that this is Hampton Court) - in the next few weeks. I was rather miffed when they only showed the episode about Highclere Castle a few months ago, with no indication of whether they'd purchased the whole series (I mean, I get why they showed it then, it was a perfect Downton tie-in, but it looked like they were only ever going to show that one episode), so this is good.

(Turns out I still hear the phrase "stately home" in Samuel-Barnett-as-Posner's voice. Huh.)
 
 
 
La Reine Noire: Elizabethlareinenoire on June 30th, 2013 11:38 pm (UTC)
Although, if you want to come up to Concord, we may or may not have a place to live by then and you can totally stay with us. ;)
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on July 1st, 2013 12:34 am (UTC)
Hee. Thank you!

There was also the option of heading back to my alma mater for a weekend - too bad the screening didn't coincide with Homecoming; I might have been able to get some friends to go too. :)