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Monday, February 1, 2010

As you like it...

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Your prompt for Tuesday February 2nd

This week our prompt is a quote from Martin H. Fischer

Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth

Use all or part of it within your poem or prose, and then leave the url of your post with Mister Linky and a comment

"All the world 's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts" he said with a loud and powerful voice. His voice swept the hearts of the audience sitting. Mrs.Banerjee took her handkerchief and wiped her tears, she controlled her sobs. Lest the great actor gets distracted. I had watched this play a hundred times, I work here in this theater since I was a kid. I am one of these backstage guys.

The great actor, Mr.Khan 'walked Shakespeare, talked Shakespeare, drank to Shakespeare and even ate from Shakespeare's plate'. I knew this for sure! But what a fine actor, a great gentleman. I heard that he bought the 'plate' for a fortune and considered it to be his life's greatest achievement! Want to hear the latest gossip, he is so much obsessed with Shakespeare that he bursts out at night with sonnets from King Lear/Julius Caesar. Better warn him, lest he mistakes his wife for Desdemona and... the less said, the better!

Here comes the lovely Celia! What a beauty... and her voice, as sweet as honey. Look at the white gown she's wearing, she looks like an angel! And the men, they come to watch Miss Rita, not for Mr.Khan's heavy dialogues. She's a nice little girl, pssst, heard she ran away from her parents. Her real name is 'Savitri Devi' and now with all the 'firangi' makeup, who would want to call her that. That's why the director sahib re-named her as 'Rita'. She's a good woman, always gives me a penny or two for tea/coffee.

Our boy, Orlando, 'Sunny' is Miss Rita's lover. The dark and handsome guy, sometimes gives me a chilly smile. If I ever direct a movie, Sunny will be the villainous murderer! And Mr.Khan, he will be the James Bond. Wonder how he will look with a 'six pack'!

Sometimes with all these lights and sonnets, Othello and Antonia and Cleopatra moving in my head all the time... Can't make out when I am in the theater and when I am in the real world...


  1. A parody on Shakespeare's greatest comedy 'As you like it'. To read the summary of the play, please visit

  2. Hi Medhini,
    I enjoyed reading this.This was very creative of you.The tuesday prompt reminded me the above lines but I thought there was nothing creative abt posting the same old Shakes' lines. But you've come up with a very funny version of it.
    'lest he mistakes his wife for Desdemona and...' Hahaha.
    Medhini, one more thing I wanted to ask, the music on your blog is so beautiful and relaxing. Can you please provide me with the link?

  3. different deeper than I care for

  4. Interesting. A different approach.

  5. This is absolutely wonderful. Loved loved it.

  6. Hi Medhini,

    Thank you for the music link. I fell in love with them especially with 'adhbuth'.
    Thank you for your comment too. I tried to get a picture of Kannagi from the net to post it along with my poem but there was only one and I didn't like it that much.
    [tried to send this as mail but some problem with your yahoo id was shown. Hope this is ok?]

  7. Hello Medhini,

    Thanks to Susan (ARIEL), my co-sister for introducing me to your blogsite, virtually.

    I have just read your latest blogpost - "As you like it", and I liked it. Its well connected.

    Seems you are a complete fan of Shakespeare!! Remember learning a few of his works during college days (a decade+ back).

    I am based out of Bahrain. When you get ample time, please go through my blogs at too.

    Best Wishes for your future writings.

    Best Regards,

  8. Love your blog. Needless to say, you have got talent.
    I am a fashion writer and think that you should follow my blog.

  9. will come back again to figure out what a "prompt" means...

  10. I really like when people are expressing their opinion and thought. So I like the way you are writing