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Post-Rehearsal Post with Pics

Well, I think I finally upgraded my WordPress account and can share new pictures.   I think I did it wrong and paid more than I had to, but never mind that. Let’s see some new pictures!

Forsooth, and stuff!”

I took some pictures at yesterday’s rehearsal for Love’s Labour’s Lost, the Shakespeare play being presented by LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company during the Canal Days celebrations in Little Falls,  NY this August.  Wow, what a mouthful.  And not nearly as graceful a mouthful as some of our speeches.

Another dramatic moment.

Full disclosure: I really took these pictures in hopes of submitting them with an article I hope to write for Mohawk Valley Living magazine.  As of this posting I have not yet written said article.  Judge me if you are so inclined.

Here’s some Love’s Labour’s Lost!

Here is another disclosure:  I am sitting on my front porch, pecking in one letter at a time with the stylus on my Tablet, looking up every so often to watch it get dark (one of my favorite things to do), and I am tired.  I shall end this post with some information I should perhaps have shared earlier.

Love’s Labour’s Lost will be presented Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14 at 1 p.m. at Benson’s Landing, Little Falls, NY.  Local readers, I hope to see you there.

 

No, I Don’t Know My Lines Yet

I guess I have time for a Tired Tuesday Pre-Rehearsal Post. I started to write a Pedestrian Post before work this morning but did not get very far with it. Additionally, if I want to type in something previously written, the operative thing to do is sit down at our once-laptop-now-dining-room-tabletop. It is more comfortable where I am, lounged on the couch with my Tablet, pecking in one letter at a time with the stylus. So much for my computer considerations.

I forgot to bring my script to work today so could not study my lines on breaks. I did spend some time thinking about my characters (I have two parts) and their motivations. One thing I have learned: if you concentrate on character, it is easier to remember your lines.

I learned this quite by accident back in high school. It was right before a performance, and I was nervous. I felt to look over the lines again would only make it worse, so I started telling myself everything I knew about my character. I figured if I forgot the lines, at least I could ad lib in character. It turned out, I did not have to ad lib.

I guess this makes an adequate Pre-Rehearsal Post: a theatre memory and my little tip to any reader that has to learn lines. Now I have to get ready for rehearsal. Oh, for anybody just tuning in, it is rehearsal for Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare, to be presented by LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company, as part of Little Falls, NY Canal Days festivities in August.

And So It Begins

I got an email last week about a table reading for Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare, the play to be presented by LiFT, the Little Falls, NY Theatre Company during the Canal Days this August (ooh, that was a long sentence).

Full disclosure: My friend Kim told me about it first, and I went searching through my emails till I found it. I have four email addresses and sadly do not check them all on a regular basis. Be that as it may, I am really excited to be starting Shakespeare again.

Of course there is that little voice in my head that says, “What are you thinking? You’re tired all the time. Your brain does not function at the capacity it once did, and you still haven’t found time to clean the damn house! How the hell are you going find the oomph to be in a play?”

To that voice, I explain, “Shut up.”

I wrote the above on Monday, because I was too excited to wait till the read-through to start blogging about LiFT and Shakespeare. We had the read-through last night, and it was FUN! There were people I have worked with before and have not seen in a while. There were new to me people (I mean, they weren’t brand new people) (I don’t think), and people who were new to the threatre. The more experienced people assured the newcomers that they would catch right on and have a lot of fun. Indeed, as we read, they certainly seemed to.

Now I have a great motivation to accomplish the elusive WordPress upgrade and share pictures of this new cast as we rehearse another Shakespeare play. No time to write more! I have to start learning my lines.