Written around the year 1600, Twelfth Night, or What You Will (as the breezy subtitle proclaims) is one of the most charming of Shakespeare’s romantic comedies. It is a work filled with merry-making, high spirits, and – of course – love!
Twelfth Night is as delightfully festive as the season it celebrates: January 6, the twelfth night of Christmas, the Feast of the Epiphany . . . and a time for Fun! One of my most treasured memories is a performance that our Montessori children gave at the Old Dominion University Stables Theatre on that very night, January 6. The children were a big hit; and as our audience arrived at the theatre, lovely snowflakes began to fall. By the end of our performance, the children had their cast party backstage, with frequent trips out the Stage Door to play in the snow. Now, how is that for the magic of theatre?
Watch this space for postings of monologues and scenes from the play, specially edited with young actors in mind.