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Monday, March 19, 2007

If you live near Washington DC, I urge you to check out Shakespeare in Washington*, which runs through June and has already featured some amazing productions. I recently saw The Supreme Court Hears the Trial of Hamlet, which showed me why so many authors are (or were) lawyers--talk about being able to capture an audience! The lawyers (and they were real lawyers)--were *amazing.* The production was done as a mock trial--really more of a mock grand jury, actually, with the prosecution asking that Hamlet be tried for the murder of Polonius and the defense claiming that Hamlet was mentally ill when he committed the crime, and I was riveted. I also saw a performance of Macbeth that was done in Tlingit and English--and Tlingit? It's beautiful.

I've also decided I need a vacation. Not that I'm going to take one, but I sure wish I could. Which leads me to this week's contest--and I'm sure you can guess what it's about. Yes, that's right...vacation! Where do you--or would you--like to go on vacation? (I like going to Key West, because it's the only place I've ever been--besides where I grew up--where you can see chickens in the street!)

You can tell me all about your favorite vacation spot by commenting here, or by sending me an email (elizabeth at elizabethwrites dot com) Replies must be in by midnight EST on Friday, March 23rd, and then I'll draw four names at random and send each of those four people a book! Though you can only reply once, you can reply no matter where you live (I will ship books overseas), or if you've won something from me in the past.

Books I'll be giving away are: Queen of Everything by Deb Caletti, Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky, and A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb.

And congrats to last week's winners: Laura, Denise, Myra, and Tiffany!

Finally, some links:

Maureen Johnson talks about monkeys, tea, and reveals yet another reason why she's so super fab: she likes Gus from Psych! (Gus is *the* reason to watch the show--how can you not love someone who tivos spelling bees, refers to his nose as "The Super Sniffer," and says stuff like, "You heard about Pluto? That's messed up, right?")

Cheryl Klein, an editor at Scholastic, talks about reading slush--and what's often wrong with it. Be sure to check out her website too--there's lots of interesting information (including The Annotated Query Letter from Hell)

*If nothing else, think about seeing tiny ninjas performing Hamlet! (Yes, really.)


Anonymous shana said...

I saw the tiny ninja version of Macbeth at the NYC fringe festival and I have to say, it's one of my all time favorite theatre performances ever!! He does all the different voices! He uses magnets to move them around!

March 19, 2007 11:26 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth Scott said...

I'm *so* looking forward to seeing it. (Tiny Ninjas! What's not to love?)

March 20, 2007 8:52 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I LOVE going to Chicago, Illinois on vacation. The shopping, shows, music, etc. - it's amazing!
Also, I think going to Italy would be really cool, but I haven't been that lucky yet.

March 20, 2007 3:26 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

GUS! Dule Hill's line reading of, "That's messed up, right?" re: Pluto is one of my favorite Psych moments. I HEART GUS!

March 21, 2007 9:58 PM  

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