Friday, November 14, 2008

A well-rounded day

We had quite the treat today at school; the Shakespeare in the Schools acting company paid us a visit and performed Much Ado about Nothing... what a great play! I especially loved how they changed the setting to more modern times (the 1920s) and put a gangster spin on it. It's been a while since I've been that entertained. It was nice to see a comedy too, we often study the history plays or tragedies in our school, so it was nice to have something a little more light hearted. There is definitely something to be said about a live performance!

Not only did I get to see Shakespeare, I also got to go to one of my student's first art shows. He's quite the sketch artist. His mentor had him put on a reception at our public library; it was so great to see his work and to see how proud he is of it. I love it when kids have opportunities like that. I'm thinking about commissioning him to sketch a picture of my niece and nephew for my brother... we'll see if it pans out.

There's a good chance I'll also get to take in some live music tonight too... (other than my roommate's practice session that I'm listening to right now) It's turning out to be quite the day! :)

Yay for the arts, and yay for Fridays!

1 comment:

Saphron said...

Definitely yay for arts!

My mom and I went to see 'Twelfth Night' a few years ago; I remember wondering if I'd understand at all (Shakespeare's kinda hard without an English teacher to deconstruct it), but it was so wonderfully acted I got it one hundred percent. And the audience was so into it; they were a very intelligent lot. ;-)