You know, time does not fly JUST when you are having fun. It flies other times, too. Not usually at work, of course. I’m not at work right now (I can’t get online at work, for one reason). Time flies when you have a limited amount of it and a great number of things you were hoping to get done. Well, I just won’t get everything done, that’s all. And I will not make the blog post as long as I had hoped (some people may not find that to be a tragedy, I’m sure).
Today’s post was to have been a cross between Wordless Wednesday and Wuss-out Wednesday. For one reason, I wanted to share the pictures I took at last week’s preview performance of The Tempest in Little Falls. However, it seems I have quite a few shots, and my internet keeps going on (bad modem? lousy router? operator error?). My new plan (my plans are nothing if not flexible!) is to spread the pictures out over a few posts. It! Could! Work!
I led with one of my favorite shots. This is Ferdinand, the son of Alonso, the king of Naples. He really was posing like The Most Interesting Man in the World. As a matter of fact, in the play, Miranda finds Ferdinand the most interesting man in the world. Of course, she does not have much basis for comparison.
This is our director. He also plays one of the sailors in the first scene of the play then goes on to lay Stefano, the king’s drunken butler. One thing we do in community theatre is multi-task!
These are Antonia and Sebestian. Antonia has deposed her sister, Prospera, the rightful Duchess of Milan. They spend a good amount of time in Act II making fun of my character, Gonzalo.
And this is Alonso, the King of Naples.
You may have noticed that a number of the names begin with the same letter: Alonso and Antonia (Antonio in the original script). Sebastian and Stefano. There is also a Francisco, to get mixed up with Ferdinand. I couldn’t believe Shakespeare could do such a thing! When I start to name my characters, I write the alphabet at the top of the page and cross out letters as I use them, just to avoid such confusion. The fellow who plays Alonso is also a writer. When I remarked about the alliterative names (the one time I do NOT like alliteration), he said, “Yeah, Shakespeare made a rookie mistake.” I have to love someone who thus off-handedly accuses Shakespeare of a rookie mistake. Rock on, Alonso!
Ooh, look everybody, I’m over 400 words! I may have wussed out, but I am far from wordless (really, am I ever wordless? Those who know me in person will tell you I am NOT). I hope to see you all on Non-Sequitur Thursday.