Was yesterday. But in holding with the traditional topsy-turvyness of the Twelfth Day of Christmas and because I just didn't get to this yesterday, here's another Christmas post. That's actually about Shakespeare. Go figure.
I was intending to write about my Christmas presents, but I guess that will have to come later as I was distracted by the title of the post. Twelfth Night obviously leads to thoughts of "thrice-drined Viola," Sebastian, and the rest, which in turn leads to the characters and storyline of this year's Shakespeare play!
Every year at the very beginning of February our highschool puts on a production of one of old Billy's lovely plays. This year, it's The Winter's Tale. Sadly, nobody seems to have heard of this play except me, but let me tell you, it is incredible. It's classed as a "Romance," which basically means it's a tragedy but ends happily instead of with everyone dead. There's a lost princess, a shepherd who's really a prince, exiled kings and courtiers, intrigue, misunderstanding, adultury, and all that good stuff. And a bear.
Here's the really exciting part, though: I'm in it. Not just backstage, not standing around on stage saying nothing. I'm IN THE PLAY. With LINES. And a NAME! I'm Emilia, one of the Queen's ladies-in-waiting. Also, I'm Assisstant Directing and it's pretty much the most fun I've ever had.
Because of all this, though, I'm not going to have time to do everything backstage like I usually do. (Ha.) So, since I'll be busy with other things when I'm at the school, I'm going to do a whole series of posts here on my blog (complete with instructions) to help you ladies with your hair. Currently, this involves Medieval hairstyles, but if our exhalted director changes the costuming, that'll change too. You never know.
That's all for now, folks!