(Okay, okay, my hair’s not that frizzy.)
This is a bit of an experiment on my part – since I’ve never before recorded myself like this – as well as being an exercise in speaking/presenting. Strictly speaking, it’s not psychology-related; and yet it is, as an exercise in expressive speaking for the online course I’m currently taking, so I’m putting the ‘psych’ tag on this post.
Benedick’s soliloquy about the ridiculous behavior of the lovestruck is one of my favorite Shakespearean speeches and I memorized it years ago, making it a sensible choice for this first attempt at video (since I didn’t have to think too hard about what I was saying). I’m expecting to do more clips, building up to a more improvised presentation.
Enjoy. Be gentle. Be pedantic about the line I forgot by following along here.
And yes, I know, I’m not the “right sex” to recite Benedick, but I figure turnabout is fair play. 😉 Remember who played the women in Shakespeare’s time.
Oh, and sorry about the accent; I can’t help it when I do Shakespeare.