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.

4 comments:

Rain-girl said...

Sounds fun! You'll have to let us know how that goes!
So what are you doing in the Shakespeare acting company? It sounds like fun! Shakespeare is so amazing...What's your favorite Shakespeare play?

I just finished my Kiwanis Festival stuff...it was great fun! I'll be up there at the end of may to compete in provincials.

Daniel said...

Really? Thats great! Would you send me the info about provincials so we can come and see you?

We did an original adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. None of the text was changed, it was just compacted. I played Demetrius.
Favorite Shakespeare play...Gosh, thats a toughie. I love Hamlet, Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream especially, but really I love all of them.

Rain-girl said...

Sure I'll send you the info! Only I don't have your email address.
:-)

Rain-girl said...

Okay, I perform at 7:00 on Thursday, in Bryan Hall which I believe is room 410.