Notes from Arden
So, the Forest of Arden in As You Like It is the place where the ex-pats gather, those either cast out from the pomp of court, or self-exiled. If you’re in the arts, if you love the arts, welcome to Arden.
To quote Duke Senior, his dukedom stolen by his brother:
“Sweet are the uses of adversity
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head;
And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.
I would not change it.”
The SF Gate and American Theatre magazine are reporting the unexpected death of Mark Rucker, associate artistic director of San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre.
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