I have escaped the unbearable heat of Tokyo for the much cooler weather of Northern Europe. It is 14 C (57F) in Glasgow this morning. Thankfully I am staying close to where I will be studying Shakespeare, so I should cope with the cold. In preparation for the course I have been learning a 3 minute monologue from Love’s Labour’s Lost. The language is tricky, but hopefully I’ll be able to recite it tomorrow morning. Acting it will take quite a bit longer.
Come on then; I will swear to study so,
To know the thing I am forbid to know;
— Love’s Labour’s Lost