Thursday, January 31, 2008

Pluck the Wings from Butterflies, to Fan his Sleeping Eyes

Here is a more positive 'brewing event' than the last one I mentioned.

Can you guess what the children are working on for this term's play? This time our friends are hosting and directing so I get to be treated to a surprise I didn't even work on. There has been a lot of secret conferences and whispers behind my back. I'm looking forward to the entertainment.

Packing up the house has caused us to postpone the production but it is still in the wings. Speaking of wings, we found some adorable ones for the children's costumes at the local bazaar. The donkey head may prove to be a bit more difficult.

When we get to the States we will watch the movie for the first time. (note: this old James Cagney version is 'safe' for children. I can't vouch for the other available versions today)

(can anyone guess why I edited this post title?)

one step at a time...


  1. Dear Linda,
    How wonderful for you to enjoy a play without working on it! What fun!

    I hope all is going well with the packing and the chicken pox. Is everyone well?

    Have a lovely day,

  2. My husband and I got to enjoy a presentation of *A Midsummer Night's Dream* set in 50's Hollywood: The fairies were the "big stars" and their staff, Puck was a low-level stand-up comic, and the duke was a big studio executive. It was so funny, and apropos with all that random falling in-and-out of love. We'll have to check out the movie version, too.

  3. make me want to put together a play.
    (I'm guessing internet censorship.)

  4. ...Not internet censorship. 'Where the bee sucks' is a line from THE TEMPEST, not MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. My daughters corrected me. :) We are now in the States. I still don't have internet access except at a cafe. I'll post soon with an update. Gotta run...

  5. Good luck with culture shock. I'm sorry you had to return before you were ready. I love Midsummer Night's Dream.

  6. We studied that play before Christmas and watched the movie. Fantastic!