“Blow, wind,/And crack your cheeks!/Rage, storm,/You cataracts and hurricanoes,/Until you have flooded our steeples/And drowned the cocks!” – King Lear, Act 3, Scene 2. “Cocks” meaning roosters. This quote fits perfectly with the weather I dealt with this morning on my way to work. There’s supposed to be more tonight through tomorrow. I’m not complaining – it could have been snow, right? Speaking of Lear, I’m caught between two productions for which is my favorite: Laurence Olivier’s film version (with him, Leo McKern, Diana Rigg, and Anna Calder-Marshall among others), or the staged version I saw maybe ten or twelve years ago with Olympia Dukakis as Queen Lear and Tina Packer as the Fool. Both productions were excellent, and I got to speak with Ms. Dukakis after the show. Not only is she highly talented, she’s very classy and was kind enough to spend some conversation time with a teenage theatre/Shakespeare geek. I ended up working for Tina Packer’s Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, during its 2004 summer season.
I didn’t find any special jobs this week, but I did get a call for a phone interview! This is my first nibble on the job front since my interview with the Rockefeller Archive Center a few months ago, and I’m rather excited. I’ll be speaking with someone tomorrow afternoon about the position of Information Resources Assistant (Intern?) with the University of Michigan‘s Art, Architecture and Engineering Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It’s part-time, but I’ve heard that UMich is a very good school and place to work. I was told that I’m one of the top ten candidates for this position based on the resume I submitted, and the worst that can happen at this point is that four of the others are chosen for in-person interviews. I’ll keep my fingers crossed and do my best with the phone interview, but I won’t be holding my breath. That would make it hard to provide coherent answers.