Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Midsummer Night's Dream

At Lafitte this summer, the many children are rehearsing Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (in French), which will be performed this weekend, in the castle's chai, a beautiful stone structure where the wine used to be stored... Meet our three elves!

Here's a passage from this magical play (Act V, Scene 2, Puck's speech):
Now the hungry lion roars,
And the wolf behowls the moon;
Whilst the heavy ploughman snores,
All with weary task fordone.
Now the wasted brands do glow,
Whilst the screech-owl, screeching loud,
Puts the wretch that lies in woe
In remembrance of a shroud.

20 comments:

My Castle in Spain said...

How cool and they're so cute!
oh...wish I could attend the play..

have fun and hope you feel better
:-)

Jennifer Elaine said...

I hope you will have a lot of time to play with the adorable elves!

Benjy must be very entertained with all the activities!

Rina said...

Que bueno esto y además se ven divinos los niños con las orejas! Me encantaría ver esta obra increible realizada por niños y en francés!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

ooo! so wonderful!

yasu said...

oh love these pictures!so sweet

Anonymous said...

love the ears!:)
nancy

karina said...

Divinos!!!

Bitterbetty said...

silly pixies!

pierre said...

Shakespeare and the kids! great idea!

A World in a PAN said...

Cute little elves! Is Benjy not one?

Jill said...

this sounds like a dream! a dreamy play set in a dreamy castle, but with real live children. what could be more magical? i hope things are looking up for you Mary-Laure, and that this play lifts your spirits!!

tangobaby said...

How many Pucks are in this little play? That second to last photo is a riot.

I hope all is well with you and you are happy and full of smiles again...

Mary-Laure said...

A WORLD IN A PAN - I wish Benjy weren't in the play... But he would have stolen the show!

TANGO BABY - we have 1 Puck and 3 elves (2 boys age 6 and 1 girl age 11). The children are wonderful actors, so natural and intense!

artycho said...

I've always wanted to make some papier m^^aché ears I love these ones! I hope you're feeling ok!

Hila said...

that's my favourite Shakespeare play, apart from The Tenpest. This looks so lovely ... I hope you're feeling better.

jade said...

envious about the ears. they are amazing.

Mary-Laure said...

HILA - The Tempest is also my Number 1 favorite Shakespeare play!!

Alya said...

This is absolutely wonderful! I LOVE Shakespeare, and adore A Midsummer Night's Dream.. how adorable are those kids too??

Elizabeth said...

Oh my, this post has brought a huge smile to my face!

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