sweeping out the nest
Every time I read that play I still plead at the end of it, "come on!! just wake up!!" and am equally frustrated with (and moved by) the ending.
Did you ever see the movie with Leonardo Dicaprio and Clare Danes? I rather liked it, a nice modern setting, but still the Shakespearean language.
In the 60's version (or early 70's) by the time they croaked, I was crying out loud, for crying out loud and then the lights came on in the theatre. Funny isn't it. Even when I know the end, I still get tangled up in the emotions.
It must be a 'woman-thing'.You KNOW it's been written to end a particular way, with all the sensitivity of Laurel and Hardy crossing the road carrying a grandfather clock. Guess that's how I feel about hymn tunes too.Shrugs.I guess it can be special the first time you see it.