kate5kiwis: A Midsummer Night's Dream And All That Jazz


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Thursday, March 22, 2007

A Midsummer Night's Dream And All That Jazz

We love theatre. Especially Shakespeare. Hubby and I bought the dvd of A Midsummer Night's Dream in London, to commemorate our visit to the Globe last July.
Last night D17's school show of the same name opened, underneath our starry sky, complete with jazz band and *fever*...
Even though we sat in the front row, I wasn't close enough: I am still coveting a zoom lens.

Here are the fairies,

the entire cast,

and the famous Egeus, aka D17...

We all loved Puck, and Bottom's antics.. and Helena (the girl in my dress) was superb.
The kids laughed and laughed when Thisbe popped his bosom (one of the balloons stuffed down his dress) during the sword fight.
The advertisement said:

One of Shakespeare's most popular comedies, combines love stories with quarrels, while dealing with relationship problems and the role of parents. Finally mercy triumphs over justice and the lover's celebrate by watching the local workmen perform, very badly, The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe. This well know comedy with a new twist is set in a 1950's New York jazz club, featuring the BC Jazz Band.

and it really was all that (minus the apostrophe in "lovers").


Blogger The Gorgeous Debbie said...

D17 looks scarily like his father in that shot, lol! We really must get alon to that - it sounds fab.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Da Setiuz Mama said...

Wow! Is that your D17!! He makes ME feel OLD.....scary....I once babysat that 'little' boy when he was like 5!
Cool makeup....and YES he does look heaps like his Daddy with all that aging....no offence to F if he's reading....who I'm sure is looking FAB for his age. I am so enjoying your Blog....You are such a effervescent person and your whanau is just .....so.....cool! Have a lovely time visiting with Raych on Friday! mmmwwaahhh

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

I love the theatre
havent been for a while

9:35 PM  
Blogger Rach said...

hey did ya know.....it comes in book form as well on dvd? *cheeky grin*

4:50 PM  
Blogger Marie N. said...

Sounds like a great evening! When I was in 10th grade my highschool persented Midsummer Night's Dream. My boyfriend was Puck :-0

2:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Book form - what's a book?

9:19 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

in my day, "television" was called "books"... and this is a special book...

(guess the movie line lol)

8:54 AM  

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