(Why do I not have a Shakespeare icon?)
DUELING SHREWS! We're going to see The Taming of the Shrew
tomorrow night and at Harvard
on Sunday. (There's actually a day where you can go to a matinee of one and the evening performance of the other - November 3rd - but we have other plans.)
Elayna is playing Kate in her school's production of The Shakespeare Project
- modern interpretations of classic scenes. They're doing the wooing scene as a pro wrestling match.
With the guidance of the... playwright? Adaptor? Arranger? they've inserted even more scenes, and Elayna has ended up with two additional scenes and a sonnet. Because there are three actors in her school with actual Shakespeare experience and she's one of them.
So she'll also be doing Lady Macbeth's sleepwalking scene set in an insane asylum and the Hermia/Helena catfight as an episode of Jerry Springer. (She's Hermia, of course.)
Anyway! Shrew this weekend as training for Elayna! She's already seen the Scottish Play, and she has the Hermia/Helena scene pretty well memorized - she's played Hermia twice.