28 January 2009

i shall do thee mischief in the wood

Yep. Directing Midsummer Night's Dream. Not entirely sure how I got talked in to this one but SO looking forward to having those lovely, lovely words come quickly to mind and rolling off my tongue. Today we had call-backs and my die-hard drama kids were giggling nonstop as I explained what was being said.

This will keep me busy and happy until the end of March. Surely by then there will be other happy news. Right?

3 comments:

Annie said...

How fun for you! I've played both Titania and Hermia in my day, and auditioned with Puck. 100% wonderful play.

Andrea said...

Right!

Heehee, I've read Helena's "oh spite, oh hell" speech a few times for various classes, so much so that I've become positively fond of her. Poor thing is so adorably ineffectual . . .

I actually thought of Midsummer Night's Dream quite recently. I did a shoot last week for a young couple, and for part of it I set up a backdrop we call the enchanted forest, and lit them as if by moonlight. Whole thing looked very much like Oberon and Titania, or something; certainly the fellow had all the requisite brooding intensity, though his young lady was much gentler than I would envision Titania. Still, it was all I could do not to quip "ill met by moonlight!" as I was shooting, lol!

FaerieMama said...

Wait! How is this possible? Another single mom adopting from Russia who directs children in Shakespeare???? I've met my soul mate! ( well, if you were a male I'd be all set..lol!) Anyway, I teach Shakespeare for a living and am currently directing Midsummer myself! I adopted from the Kemerovo region 4 years ago... great to meet you!