Monday, July 9, 2007

Taming of the Shrew at Purchase

On Saturday, Becca was Katherine in a performance of Taming of the Shrew over at Purchase College. Watching her rattle off lines from Shakespeare with such comfort as if that was the way she spoke everyday was very impressive, especially since she and the others in the play had only had two weeks to memorize all the lines. The troupe split the two leads up, so there was one other Katherine and three Petruccios. Becca and this other young woman playing the same role did some very humorous transitions back and forth. The whole thing put me in mind of the way Shakespeare is done at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

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