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B in Macbeth

Last week Bridget was in her school’s production of Macbeth; it was really, amazingly well done and I was so proud of her.  She tried out months ago for one of the main parts — one of the Witches, to be precise — however as the play was open to students in the whole school, those main parts went to upperclassmen (as well they really should have).  She was glad to take an ensemble part, though, and I think she learned a lot about how a show is produced, designed, organized, and how it all comes together.  It was a great experience for her.

We all went to the show on Opening Night, and the boys got quite dressed up for the evening.  They do love a good excuse to “look smart” as they say here, which makes me happy.  I never, ever have to fight with them about wearing dress clothes — never have, actually — and they were all pretty sure they looked completely amazing. 

boys at Macbeth

A big tent had been set up outside the school hall where the play was held, complete with chandeliers and school-colored bunting.  And a bar.  Really, of all the things the schools do well here, the fact that beer and wine and snacks are available at just about every single school event may be one of my favorite things.

It was a late night, and Quinn didn’t quite make it to the end of the play.  The two older boys, though, were completely enthralled, even without understanding a lot of the dialogue (combine Shakespearean English with some thick British accents, and even I had trouble understanding some of the lines!).

Q asleep at Macbeth

All in all, we had a fabulous time and Bridget was so happy to have been a part of the show! 

Also, B’s love for the stage has been a long time coming, more fun school events, depending on your perspective.


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