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As I have mentioned a few times on my blog, I have been helping ten youth from our church get ready for a Shakespeare play, Much Ado About Nothing, to help them with their English, and to provide a praiseworthy and fun event for them to work toward together. When I first started directing them, they were using a 20-page script, the front and back of ten full sheets of paper. (By the way, the standard paper size used here in Taiwan is not the 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper that we use in the United States. They use A-4, which is slightly longer and slightly more narrow.)

I decided to retype the entire script for them and make handy little compact booklets. Next I highlighted each person's part in their booklet to make it easier for them to read and identify their parts. Can you imagine memorizing a script in a foreign language? They have their work cut out for them, but are making great progress each week. Last night, I took a picture of each actor (two of them were away traveling, so I'll add them later) and set a target time for the play of a week or two prior to Valentine's Day, since LOVE is the theme of the production. Click on any of the images below to enlarge them.
Jane played by Lisa
Leon played by Andy
Carla played by Sophie
Benedick played by Christopher
Beatrice played by Joy
Claudio played by Thomas
Hero played by Ruth
Margaret played by Alina
Here are the Brownie Truffle Bites that I whipped up to serve for a snack after play practice. I always enjoy baking treats for the kids each week.
It's a good thing I went running yesterday because I ate three of these brownie bites! My legs are sore today since I haven't run lately, but plan to get back out on the road tomorrow.

I doubt that anyone reading this had as much enjoyment seeing my photoshop skills as I did playing with the photos today. But I'll bet you wish you had one of my sweet brownies! Yum.

Comments

Annie Japannie said…
That's a lot work to go to! They are so lucky to have you helping them out.

And yes, I did break the tenth commandment a little bit when I saw the brownies.
Julie said…
I love the photos of the kids. How fun that they are doing a play. They definitely have the right mom in charge of organizing them and helping them with their language!
Natalie Jane said…
Wow! That is a huge show of love.

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