Monday, November 12, 2012

Suburbs of Our Discontent

Every November, our local high school does a Shakespeare play, and this year it was As You Like It.

The production, like last year's Twilight-tinged-fairies-as-vampires Midsummer, was incredible. I love the Shakespeare For Teens By Teens thing, and these guys do it brilliantly. The Forest of Arden as a peace+love 1969 Woodstock? Of course it is!

Hormones ran amuck on stage and in the audience. And there, next to me, my sweetest of the sweet eleven-year-old daughter. Does Shakespeare make the idea of children becoming teenagers easier to digest? I'll let you know in a couple of years.

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