Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Midsummer Night's Dream!

Greetings, worthy readers!
Many apologies for my neglect of this blog. :( Recently, my life has been focused on portraying Helean in this show:

^We're a very eloquent cast, no? ;)

That drumming you hear at the end of the trailer is our cast, creating some magic in one of our faerie drum circles. There's no experience in the world like making music together, and it's the perfect way to begin and end a show! At the risk of sounding completely corny, Midsummer has been an incredible and truly magical experience. I've been studying Shakespeare all year for English, and nothing has made his work come alive more than actually performing in a show of his. My professor said that Shakespeare isn't meant to be read in an academic setting, it's supposed to be up on its feet, a moving work of art. So, as much as you can learn from reading his works, if you don't see it acted out, you miss out on an essential part of what Shakespeare is; you don't understand his full genius.

So, in a way, being a part of this show is my 'final' for the year! It sure beats a laborious end-of-the-year exam. :)

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