Welcome to the Ether Game Weekly Podcast! We're heading to the apothecary this week, looking at medicine, potions, poisons, and cures, in a show we're calling "Medicinally Speaking." Don't worry, you don't need a prescription to play along. To get you started (or for those of you who just cannot wait for Tuesday nights), you can sharpen your skills with our podcast selection. Remember to keep your ears out for a portion of Tuesday night's Teaser selection. And don't forget to tune into the full show on Tuesday, August 30th at 8:00pm for a chance to win a prize!
Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953): ROMEO AND JULIET: Friar Lawrence's Cell
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor. Romeo And Juliet: Complete Ballet (Decca)
Of the many lessons to take away from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, one is that it is very important to get your news from multiple sources. After Romeo is exiled from Verona, he learns of Juliet's death from his servant. Instead of verifying this information, Romeo assumes that his true love is certainly dead. On his way to Juliet's tomb, he misses an important note from Friar Laurence. The note says that Juliet has taken a potion from Friar Lawrence to make her seem dead, so that the lovers can later be reunited. But, being misinformed, Romeo kills himself with a poisonous concoction he also purchased from an apothecary.