The other evening we saw some young teenagers perform Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore: Or, the Witch's Curse on a makeshift stage in the hot gymnasium of a local Middle School. They were superb! The play was hilarious and the kids really got into their parts --- especially the girl who played Mad Margaret kabuki style. As Shakespeare wrote (Midsummer Night's Dream, act V, scene i):
HIPPOLYTA. This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard.
THESEUS. The best in this kind are but shadows; and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them.
Friday, May 18, 2001 at 21:16:31 (EDT) = Datetag20010518