Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cymbeline

We saw an outdoor production of Cymbeline with the girls' cousins. Of the four kids, the oldest (6) and youngest (3.5) were the most into the story. Cymbeline is the King in the story, but the girls agreed afterward that Shakespeare should have called it Innogen, as the story is really far more about the Princess, her love, her faithfulness, and her adventures. The actress who played her was excellent and though it was late and chilly, we had fun.

The next day, K asked me, "why did her husband [Posthumus] say, 'fair is foul?' That's what the witches in Macbeth say." She's far more observant and thus a much better student of Shakespeare's lovely language use than am I!

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