The Break and Questions
– The Taming of the Shrew
After what seemed a long time, Julie reappeared, and I could hardly believe it was her. She was wearing a Shakespearean style low-cut, gold gown with rhinestones down the front, but that was not the shock. It was the wig she wore with the tiara. From where we sat, she looked so young and beautiful and different, like a real princess. It was then we learned that Julie and Keith were going to perform a scene from Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.
Julie and Keith practiced the fight and the struggle part the scene. They were on a table and he was on top of her. Then, they rolled off the table, onto the floor. When they decided to do the fight for real, Julie told Keith,
“I’ll try not to slap you too hard, alright?”
This blog has been edited in preparation of a new book on the subject.
To be continued…