Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Midsummer Night's Dream


This is the third Shakespeare play that my daughter and I have read aloud. She saw it performed last year at the high school and was eager to read it aloud. It was really fun watching her get the jokes--much of the time, she would read the rude mechanicals' dialogue and at first assume she was understanding it incorrectly. It would take her a minute to realize what was going on. She also did not think much of Helena's puppy-dog devotion.

For our next play, she has chosen The Tempest, which is great because that's my planned reading for the Back to the Classics Challenge. I guess she's enjoying this a lot; she's the one pushing to do daily readings!

2 comments:

Libby Rodriguez said...

Wow - what a great thing to be doing with your daughter! I can think of nothing better :)

Jean said...

Thanks, Libby! Really, it was her idea.