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Two-Shrew Weekend! 
25th-Oct-2012 02:19 pm
(Why do I not have a Shakespeare icon?)

DUELING SHREWS! We're going to see The Taming of the Shrew at MIT 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.
25th-Oct-2012 06:33 pm (UTC)
I'm less convinced by the wrestling match adaptation, but can see it possibly working. The other two she is in sound fantastic.
25th-Oct-2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
And they were both her idea. (The wrestling match was in the original Shakespeare Project script.)
25th-Oct-2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
Hah. Well, now I know who's judgment I trust.
25th-Oct-2012 06:37 pm (UTC)
Her Helena is the girl she spent middle school doing soaring Elphaba-and-G(a)linda duets from Wicked with. They are fantastic and high-drama together. It's the scene I'm looking forward to most. :)
25th-Oct-2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
That sounds delightful.
25th-Oct-2012 08:27 pm (UTC)

I dated a guy in college who became a dramaturge.....and then a lawyer.
25th-Oct-2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
Gee, a Shakespeare icon. What a cool idea.

*cough cough*
26th-Oct-2012 01:55 pm (UTC)
I like your life better than mine some days. Just saying… have a splendid weekend!
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