Two Noble Kinsmen
“Summer shall come, and with her all delights,
But dead-cold winter must inhabit here still.”
- Two Noble Kinsmen (2.2.45)
That would be the Shakespeare version of “AC blows cold!”
One of the esteemed critics, the vaunted Shakespeare scholars, had suggested, and this is purely a dated recollection with no source to back it up, but the memory? Something about the Two Noble Kinsmen being a better play to read than to see.
Around the time Two Noble Kinsmen was moved from Shakespeare apocrypha to the canon itself, I floated through London, and I have an early, official Arden edition. I know I read the play, as there are margin notes from me.
There’s a reason I date some of my material, so I know when I was there last.
Early pandemic years, Shakespeare’s Globe did a production, and I watched it while I was working, sort of distracted watched it. Done as high humor, or, as the Brits would say, “High humour.”
Note. Note from a note, and for background, I read the Arden Shakespeare introduction, just synopsis, a basic understanding of tragicomedy in form and format against Jacobean playwrights. The marginal note, its date was 10-15-06, but the actual horoscope was 10-12-2006.
Really well done, but I’m ambivalent about the play itself. No, really well done at Winedale, Class of 2022. Exceptional performances, I just don’t know about the play itself. I’ve got a few questions.
“I saw her first.”
Palamon Two Noble Kinsmen (II.ii.160)
Line was delivered with great hilarity, but I still don’t know. I might be overthinking this one.