Friday, April 11, 2008

What have I been up to?

*sigh* I haven't posted for a very, very long time. I still exist, so never you fear. I have been doing a lot of piano practice as I am playing in 3 competitions at Kiwanis in less then two weeks. I am playing
  1. Dr Gradus ad Parnassum by Claude Debussy in an Impressionism class.
  2. Impromptu no.3 by Franz Schubert in a Romantic class.
  3. Piano Sonata k330 (three movements) by W.A. Mozart in a Sonata class.
I also auditioned and got accepted for a Shakespearean acting company, so I was at rehearsals for that during spring break and will be attending various functions at the Teens @ The Turn Festival, because that is one of the places that we're performing at. We're also going to perform at some schools too.

What else...hmmm. I've been reading lots of Shakespeare (I've always had a passion for Shakespeare). I finished Othello a few days ago and now I'm reading Richard III (and loving it!) Recently me and some of my other self-proclaimed Shakespeare nerds sat and watched Hamlet for 11 hours. Yes, you read that right. 11 hours. We watched Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet (one of my favorites), then Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet again with commentary and then Laurence Oliver's Hamlet. Yeah, go ahead, say it. Nerdy. But fun.

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by my friend, Josh at Running With Scissors.
So here what I do.
Pick up a book of at least 123 pages.
Open the book to page 123.
Find the fifth sentence.
Then post the next three sentences.
Finally, tag five people to do the same.

Okay, mine is from The Complete Works of Shakespeare and page 123 coincidently happens to be Richard III, which I am reading right now.


Alas, why would you heap these cares on me?

I am unfit for state and majesty;
I do beseech you, take it not amiss;
I cannot nor I will not yield to you.

If you refuse it,--as, in love and zeal,
Loath to depose the child, Your brother's son;
As well we know your tenderness of heart
And gentle, kind, effeminate remorse,
Which we have noted in you to your kin,
And egally indeed to all estates,--
Yet whether you accept our suit or no,
Your brother's son shall never reign our king;
But we will plant some other in the throne,
To the disgrace and downfall of your house:
And in this resolution here we leave you.--
Come, citizens: 'zounds! I'll entreat no more.
O, do not swear, my lord of Buckingham.

Now I will tag,
Kathleen of Liber Fides Veritas
Arlene of aRt De Me
Stephanie of Going Forth In Faith

Bother, I don't have anyone else to tag. *sigh*