If you’ve ever suspected I’m an idiot, here’s confirmation

King Lear, Bard on the Beach, Benedict Campbell, Scott Bellis

If you mount King Lear, make sure to get enthusiastic and ongoing consent

Okay, this is at my own expense, but it’s so hilarious that I have to share. In my original review of King Lear, which was posted on straight.com last Friday, I wrote the most epic fail of a lead ever.

Here it is: “If you mount King Lear and you don’t go deep, the results can make for a very long night.”

Ai yi yi. I think I’ve got a dirty mind, but I must have read that lead a dozen times before I submitted the review, and the unintentional innuendo sailed right past me. Fortunately, an online commenter pointed it out and I managed to change it before the print copy came out.

So phew. But still, unbelievable, right? I pray that I will never top it—so to speak.