This week we are to write about a different form of story telling for Weekly Geeks. When I first thought about it I thought this is going to be very difficult but then I remember my favorite form of story telling. Now that I’m back in Canada and more specifically in Stratford I can enjoy this other mode of story telling more than I could in Korea.
Theatre has always been a form of story telling that I love. This is one mode of telling a tale that can be done using various genres. Why since being home I’ve already watched my first show at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Cabaret. The show was fantastic and I would place it in the top three shows of all time. As with Cabaret you can watch musicals, many of which are now being adopted to the silver screen, but there are also drama, comedy, and mystery. Not only are these separate genres but they are also sub-genres for the musical and non-musical types.
I could go on and on about theatre and how fantastic it is, I’ve been involved in theatre in many ways and have watched many shows. But I don’t think I’ll go into all of them. But I’ll give you a list of some of my all time favorites:
- Anything by William Shakespeare
- Cabaret book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander
- Man of La Mancha book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and music by Mitch Leigh
- Proof by David Auburn
- Les Belle Soeurs by Michel Tremblay
- Equus by Peter Shaffer
I’m sure many of you have seen a show or two that you’ve enjoyed. What are some of your favorites?