Saturday, August 16, 2014
We're back in the US, working on our second all-day drive. I'm trying to catch up on the blog, so bear with me.
I am a bit disappointed that all the large picture files I attached to the last post didn't go through.
After our basilica tour, we took a carriage ride with André, and his horse, Duke.
Then Natalie chose Japanese for lunch. She had teriyaki chicken and shrimp tempura, we had the special sushi lunch.
We continued walking, and I found this lovely Art Deco building offering luxury apartments for rent.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
"It smells like pigs!"
"Not pigs, it's horses or cows," says I.
Martin chimes in, "Or as my uncle used to say, 'it's the smell of money'."
I chime in with, "And your Mother would say, 'there's that fine country smell."
Monday, August 11, 2014
Mixed feelings this morning. We're in the car heading for Montreal. It's about a 7-3/4 hr. drive from Stratford.
"Christina, the Girl King", by contemporary Canadian playright, Michael Marc Bouchard (with excellent translation by Linda Gaboriau)
"The Beaux Stratagem", a magnificent comedy, by George Farquhar.
"King Lear", by The Bard, starring Colm Feore.
"Alice Through the Looking Glass", by Lewis Carroll, adapted for stage by James Reaney.
"King John", by William Shakespeare, starring Tom McCamus.
"Crazy for You", the New Gershwin Musical, music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin, book by Ken Ludwig.
"King Lear", acted by The Queen's Company", starring our Granddaughter, Natalie Lynch - and her class of 21 young actors.
"Man of La Mancha", written by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, Lyrics by Joe Darion.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
I've been doing a lot of sketching over the past few weeks. And now, we"re back in Stratford, Ontario for the Shakespeare Festival. First night, we saw "Christina, the Girl King", by a contemporary French Canadian playwright. The English translation was outstanding, as were the costumes.
I was thrilled by the use of shadow in the opening scene (especially since I had been posing my granddaughter in just such a manner at home) and quickly retrieved my sketchbook from my purse. It was dark, so I started with blind contour. Later, when there was slightly more light, I was able to capture a couple sketches that were slightly more studied.