My daughter groans when she is expected to do another Shakespearean scene. Acting is not one of her favourite things to do.
Remember those days in high school when every year we were exposed to another of the Bard’s works? This year my eldest daughter (who is in grade 11) is working on Macbeth. One of their assignments was to enact and film a scene from the play. Preferring to work on her own, she roped in her sister to help and had to get a little creative with her presentation. After plenty of procrastination my daughter laid out a blanket on the floor, brought out the stuffed animals that my girls still have, and raided the cupboard for dishes to ‘set the table’. The sight on the floor reminded me of when we used to have indoor Teddy Bear picnics during the long Winter months.
I could not help but smile at my girls as they worked on the piece. Who would have thought that Pickachu would speak words written by Shakespeare? Or that a teddy bear would effectively enact the role of Banquo? I did not see the film’s premier in my daughter’s English class, but she tells me that many people chuckled. I can’t say I blame them – I would have as well.
My daughter is definitely creative and I love how she turned a dull project into an imaginative one.
What has made you smile this week?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2017
(This post was inspired by Trent’s Weekly Smile, a challenge which focuses on sharing all things positive.)