OK, I have just now been trying to open with the logo for LiFT’s Summer Shakepeare in Little Falls, and WordPress apparently wants me to write something first. Will it now let me continue the post after sharing the logo? Ah, the computer tribulations I suffer!
Then I typed in a whole paragraph which I mysteriously deleted. It wasn’t any great shakes as prose anyways. The point is that our next session of Brainstorming the Bard is this Saturday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. at Meeples Mug House in Little Falls, NY. We intend to discuss actual scenes we want to present, so participants are asked to bring in scenes, either photocopied or a book with a bookmark. I guess some people have these things on their devices, too, but I am not adept at such things.
At our last session we talked about doing perhaps three or four scenes, coming to a total of 45 minutes performance. We thought comedy would be more accessible to the audience, although personally I can think of a couple of scenes from tragedies that might be doable. What I would really like is for a few people to step forward and say, “I would like to direct this scene.” But perhaps I ask too much.
In any case, I hope some local theatre people join us this Saturday. Bring a scene or just bring your brain!
Um, this is not a scene from Shakespeare, but I thought another picture would pep things up. I think it is relevant, because in Shakespeare’s time, young boys played the girl parts. Now we often have women playing men’s parts. Gender blind casting!