Days 5 and 6: All the World’s a Stage

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Early morning Facebook post:

I'm lying here on the couch while Christian, over in his twin bed, tries to sleep a little longer.
  Last evening's opening performance of Romeo and Juliet was a success and there were smiles on everyone's faces.

The hours really flew by.

Two more performances to go. Today’s is a matinée. Tonight we plan to see the second group do Julius Caesar.

The show must go on!

Night, Facebook post:

Day Five's end.
I saw the matinée of Romeo and Juliet which was a success!
Tight and entertaining.

Then, at 7:30 in the evening, Christian and I returned to see an all female cast perform Julius Caesar, which I hadn’t read or seen before.
It was a bloodbath, of course.
We even got slightly splashed.
Bravo to all of the actors! Well Done!

Thursday, September 17th 2015

Morning Facebook post:

Day 6 in London.

This is a day that puts me in mind of the two audition trips Christian and I took together (to New York and Toronto, in early 2014), because those two 48-hour trips were about managing energy and time, and staying relaxed and focused, just like today.

Christian has two tutorials (feedback sessions) to attend (one down, one to go), and then a final performance (call at 18:00 London time) with opening curtain at 19:30.

I’m mostly in a holding pattern…Being there seems the most meaningful way for me to live out this day.

Facebook post at day's end:
It's done! Final performances are now over. Bravo! Brava! All of your hard 
work was pure pleasure for the lucky ones in the audience.

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The Boys from Verona Cast members of Romeo and Juliet, at the Linbury Theatre, LAMDA September 18th 2015
The Boys from Verona
Cast members of Romeo and Juliet, at the Linbury Theatre, LAMDA
September 18th 2015
Goodnight all.

"All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages (...)"

William Shakespeare, As You Like It,  Act II, Scene VII

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