Where is the Life that Late I Led?
Kiss Me Kate was one of Cole Porter's biggest hits. Based on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, it puts in parallel the show within a show and backstage exploits.
It's really hard to see any production of this show, or the bard's, without first thinking of Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd. I don't even think I did it on purpose, but these figures are reminiscent of Moonlighting.
This also might be one of the few times I actually painted the show alongside its production. I had the dvd running in a small window while I was working. Usually I'm watching something completely unrelated as I paint. Don't get me wrong, they're still showtunes, but tonight, as I watched a birthday tribute to Sondheim, I was painting a quick, cute song from Sunset Blvd. Not wildly different in tone, but... not exactly the same either.
Posted by Wilson Swain