Thursday, July 17, 2008

Voluntary Meme: My Seven Deadly Sins and Shakespeare

Clay Burell had this intriguing voluntary meme on his blog today. Since I tend to slide into the 'idle hands'/sloth mode in the summer, I thought that taking this Seven Deadly Sins quiz might be a bit illuminating. So here's a peek at my redemption factor - apparently I am not a candidate for living in an extremely hot place when I proceed to the next level:

Your sin has been measured. Happily for you, your sin profile leaves room for forgiveness. Just below, discover your full sinful breakdown and see the areas that you must improve, to save yourself from an eternity in hell.




Sloth:Very Low

Envy:Very Low

Lust:Very Low


Take the Seven Deadly Sins Quiz

So there's a look at where my soul is headed. I'm surprised that wrath and pride are so low - I think that my husband might have a bit more to say about that. I tend to keep my wrath under wraps in public, but it generally comes out when I'm at home. I'm not going to tag anyone - it's just for fun.

On another note, last week my husband and I went to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (The Festival has a Facebook page that you can see here). Our trip is an annual summer event and this year we saw 3 plays: Cabaret (the musical), Trojan Women (a Greek play by Euripedes), and Taming of the Shrew (William Shakespeare). Stratford Shakespeare Festival is tradition for school field trips in Southern Ontario and watching Shakespearean plays being performed is the best way to appreciate his talent. It is well worth a summer trip.

I'm off to the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair today. I love summer!


pc said...

You selected a wonderful variety of plays; worth a post on its own, I hope.

Shakespeare on sin: Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.

Clay Burell said...

We're not the most exciting bunch, are we? Let's hope the party in heaven ain't too dull ;-)

Sharon Seslija said...

pc, your quote by ol' Will makes a lot of sense. There is a tendency for the virtuous to become downright smug and obnoxious about it - could that be the sin of pride? Gosh, I hope I'm not one of them :-)

Clay, I've always been the 'good girl'. It does get a bit boring after a while!

dougpete said...

Thank you for sharing this survey, Sharon. I just took it and found some of the questions interestingly placed.

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in Stratford. We were there and saw opening night for Cabaret in May. I almost wish that we were at work to talk about it. I have an opinion (surprise, surprise) about it. For the most part, I agreed with the CANOE review with the exception of their thoughts about the female lead. Cabaret will be making a run in Windsor so I can't wait to compare.

Had you headed west from Stratford, you might have seen the crop circle in Holmesville. Just up the road from my wife's old farm so we couldn't resist a visit with a camera.

I hope that you enjoyed your trip to Ann Arbor. I did two workshops on blogging/podcasting today and am exhausted.

dougpete said...

BTW, take a look at how you tagged your post. It gave me a chuckle.

dougpete said...

Thanks for sharing that post, Sharon. I found the questions very bizarre and all over the place. Is it scientific in design or just for entertainment purposes.

I almost wish that we were at work to talk about Cabaret. I saw opening night and have my opinions (surprise, surprise) about it. I agreed with a lot of the review done by CANOE with the exception of their opinion of the female lead.

I hope that you enjoy your time in Ann Arbor. I did two blogging/podcasting workshops today and am about the crash.

Sharon Seslija said...

Seriously Doug, I didn't even notice the tags :-)

I can't believe that this survey is scientific. It's got to be just for fun - the questions are too general.

PC has suggested I post about the plays. I'll try to do this before I leave for a week's vacation away from Windsor and the computer. I'd be interested in your thoughts about Cabaret.

dougpete said...

OK, you asked...

I thought that Cabaret was superb. As you noted in your recent post, my only frame of reference was the Minelli version. There is something extra special about seeing a live play though.

I expected a "darker" play than what was presented. The Nazi presence was there but I expected to feel more of it with a much more evil sense to it.

The CANOE review after opening night criticized Lindstrom's acting.

"Lindstrom just doesn't seem to have the talent, the personality nor the requisite sensual charms to fill the boots of Sally Bowles, only rising to the demands of the character in her defiant delivery of the title song."

For my viewing, I totally disagreed. I thought that she excelled in the role. She belted out the songs with such enthusiasm and was exactly the character that I had expected.

For me, though, Bruce Dow stole the show as the Emcee. He was a complete contrast to a colleague that we work with who had auditioned for the role here in Windsor. I had expected the same sort of thing. Dow was front and centre and in your face ever scene. Not what I had expected but it really worked for me.

I was also fascinated with the stagework and the backdrop that had the images display on and that people were able to walk through. It further aged the aged images that were used to set the date of the play.

I also liked the fact that it played at Avon instead of the Festival Theatre. It gave the sense that you were right in the Kit Kat Club. I'm not sure that the same feeling would be had should they have played the Festival Theatre.

I can't recommend it enough to people who are interested in seeing Cabaret.