Wednesday, April 25, 2012
My daughter and I finished The Tempest just before our trip. It's a lovely play, but it would have been much easier to understand if we'd had a performance to watch! All those Italian courtiers are too difficult to tell apart without being able to see them. The witty banter was a bit tricky for me to follow, so I'm sure my daughter missed a lot of it (though in the case of the more vulgar jokes, I don't mind so much). She did enjoy the story, though.
This was my selected play for the Back to the Classics Challenge!
Next we're going to read Much Ado About Nothing, and I do have the Branagh/Thompson production of that play.