Friday, March 5, 2010

Shakespeare never imagined this...

Somehow, I don't think that Billy ever imagined his play being performed by 9 and 10 year olds. But that is just what happened last night and today. They have been practicing for a couple of months. In the old language.

It was one of the best plays I have ever seen. (No bias here.) The children were all so good. (When you keep in mind that they are 9 and 10 years old, and not professional actors.)

Melissa got to play Seyton, the Sargent. One of MacBeth's army. She was wonderful. (Again, not biased here. Uh, uh. Not me.) She was one of the first on the stage and set the rest of the play up for success. (Did I mention that I am not biased here. Not at all.)

(The above picture is not from an actual scene. It was staged after the performance. The kids just had so much fun running around with swords and in costume, that i couldn't help it. Isn't Melissa adorable? She's the one in the lighter clothing.)

Here she is offering up a salute right before the credits.

I am so proud of my baby.

One of the other mom's taped the performance and offered to send me a copy.
If I get it, and if I figure out how to post it on YouTube, I'll let you know.


Rosemary said...

All hail the master thespian, Miss Melissa! That's so cool! I remember being blown away that these little kids were not just doing Shakespeare but MACBETH? I thought - what the heck? But good on them and how lovely to be opening the door to wonderful rich stories in these plays.

Rosemary said...

Oh, and I see she's a method actor and still in character for the closing! Salute!