Friday, January 23, 2015

Midsummer in January

Joanna has begun rehearsing A Midsummer Night's Dream with the 7-8s, and, predictably, everyone is having a good time. It doesn't take a genius to recognize that Shakespeare is meant to be learnt by performing it, not just by looking at text on a page. 'One thing your kids do not lack,' Joanna remarked to me earlier today, 'is ideas'. Indeed not. That's what SK is about. The crux of the matter is realizing those ideas rather than simply tossing them out into the ether and feeling that you've done your job. Performances require you to figure out the practicalities.

Rehearsals mostly take place from 3:30 to 5:00, though the kids are doing a little work during the school day. Generally speaking, the Faeries rehearse on Tuesdays, the Mechanicals on Thursdays, and the Lovers and Courtiers on Fridays. Many kids are in two of these groupings. Please check the relevant Google Calendar for details, and make sure your kids are dong the same.

Performances will occur on Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, likely at an off-campus location. plan accordingly--not just for the shows, but for the madness of production week.

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