(Today's guest post comes from Stacey Wallace Benefiel, author of the Zellie Wells trilogy and the Day of Sacrifice series, among other works, and confirmed lover of the theater...)
"All the World's a Stage."
That was the motto of the Shakespearean flash mob that I was a member of in the summer of '96. We'd bust out soliliquies and loosely coordinated sword fights at the Food Court at the mall. Spout a little "Alas, poor Yorick" on the fringes of family reunion picnics in the park. We even managed to get invited to perform our IN YOUR FACE Shakespeare at a couple of faire's/hippie orgies where the number one selling alcoholic beverage was honey mead. Those were heady times.
But, alas poor US, people were more entertained by a mass Macarena in front of the Sbarro's than by a ragtag bunch of theatre majors rocking The Bard, Hot Dog on a Stick adjacent.
My time on the mean streets of Eugene, OR not withstanding, I do prefer watching plays, ballets, and operas take place on an actual stage. And since this is a blog post, and not an actual stage (don't know if you've noticed) I thought I'd post a few clips of actors, dancers, and singers using their space properly.
I know what you're thinking. Why doesn't she post clips of her performances that she won zero awards for? Well, the answer is simple.
They were all on VHS tapes that mysteriously burned in a trash can fire in 2000.
Hey, if you leave a comment you'll be entered to win a copy of the Day of Sacrifice Omnibus. It's a collection of six novelettes about another ragtag group - only this group consists of witches, angels, vampires, shapeshifters, and werewolves - and how they all came together to kill their Gods.
Now, on with the SHOW...
Stacey Wallace Benefiel is the author of the Zellie Wells trilogy, the Day of Sacrifice series, The Toilet Business - a collection of essays, and multiple short stories. She sometimes goes by S.W. Benefiel, but knows she's not foolin' anybody. Stacey lives in an orange house in Beaverton, OR with her poet husband and their two young children. For more information on Stacey and her books, please visit her website: http://staceywallacebenefiel.com
Giveaway! Stacey is generously offering a paperback copy of the Day of Sacrifice complete series (US only, ebook if the winner is outside the US).
The giveaway is open until 11:59 PM (Eastern) this Saturday.
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