Sunday, March 11, 2007

Much Ado About Something

The other night Great Mom and OurDad rented the DVD of Shakespear's Much Ado About Nothing the Kenneth Branagh film version to show us where they got the name Beatrice.

It's a great comedy about denial and love or denial of love. I could tell form the opening scenes that Great Mom and OurDad got it right: Beatrice, the character, was a sassy barker that had to let everyone know her opinion. That's just like our Bea-- some one would start an argument, and she'd try to finish it. And boy was that woman in denial. It's sooo funny kind of like how a certain dog lived in denial of actually being a dog.


SourDad said...

All our pets, fish excluded, have had Shakespearian names, and somehow they've all managed to play their roles. We have a sweet kitty named Ophelia, and we worry when shows interest in the fish tank.

Miranda said...

Beatrice, the character not the beloved pet, was in denial? Did you not notice that Benedick guy? Beatrice knew her nature at the end of the day. Benedick's pomposity got the best of him at the end of the day.

Beatrice was Shakespeare's most well-rounded female character.

SourDad said...

perhaps she was our most well-rounded character too.