A very dated post. that i forgot to take out of draft mode.. but here it is anyway.
So for a little, i just dropped off the face of the earth. Alas.
However, I AM BACK !! A few days rest at home has done me very well, i feel much better now, am recovering most of my energy etc.
The weeks (2) in review :
The final week of camp was a busy one that i participated in only partially. The dire hand of fate had struck again i was incapacitated for 2 of the five weekdays. I spent a great deal of bonding time with my bedroom, small oasis from the heat and noise that it was. In most other cases i managed to keep my spirits and my body in full locomotion.
In my downtime, the show grew exponentially, it was thrilling to come back to rehersals and see how both the campers and the show et al. had grown in my absence. By the same token it did heighten the slight feeling of isolation that i felt. With Romeo and Juliet there was much less of an ownership than with Macbeth last year. Or perhaps just that there was less work to be done, so i felt that my involvement was reduced. Still, it gave me such pleasure to watch. The notion that something 'new and interesting' must be done with Shakespeare seems a little ludicrous to me sometimes. I don't find it neccessary to set out to do something radical with the plays (all the time) simply because each show will be new and different by virtue of the individuals and the ensemble collected to do the show. So this particular performance was as original as it could be i think.
The musical capabilities of camp continued to amaze me as well. The Pre-show Extravaganza as Doreen termed it got lots of performance time which i feel was a great assest for the campers.