Monday, August 23, 2010
How to Tame Shrews, photo documented.
Over the last month a bunch of high school kids (and their younger siblings) I know and/or am related to have been learning Shakespearean acting with a group known simply as Backyard Shakespeare. It is program run by friends of ours, that during the month of August, teaches 2 Shakespearean plays to kids, and at the end of the month they give a performance in a backyard. It is a program that I was involved in for 3 years, while still in high school. Now too old to participate, I enjoyed going over the weekend and photographing (my latest artistic endeavor. More on that soon) the kids as they did the 4 performances (2 of The Taming of the Shrew and 2 of Julius Cesaer). All the kids did great. It is always amazing to see how a bunch of youth pull of something as "big" as Shakespeare in under 4 weeks.
Most of the pictures involve my 15 year old sister, playing Lucentio (she did a phenomenal job!). Here is a looksy at the Taming.