May 28, 2015

A Midsummer Night's Dream

It feels like the end of an era.  Our last Shakespeare with our much loved Shakespeare teacher.  Over the years, Middle Dude performed in four productions (MND-Flute/Thisbe, Merchant of Venice-Bassanio, Macbeth-Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew-Petruchio) and Assistant-Directed this year’s MND.  Little Dude performed Grumio in Taming of the Shrew last year and played Puck this year.

And, because I can’t help being all sentimental, here’s the video from Middle Dude’s first performance (he’s so tiny!! and so pretty as blond-long-haired Thisbe-snort) way back in the day in his first MND …

”If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber’d here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend:
if you pardon, we will mend:
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to ‘scape the serpent’s tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Puck a liar call;
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.”  
(Puck's epilogue)

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