This is Bill. On a recent beach walk with Philip I told him about an experience I had recently had and he asked me to "write that up for the blog". So here goes.
Ocracoke High School English teacher, Charles Temple, recently announced his intention of directing a production of Macbeth this spring and invited "actors" from the community to audition for roles along with the mostly student cast. I had so much fun two years ago in A Midsummer Night's Dream that I showed up again this year and was generously given a role.
And so that's how I found myself in the English classroom this past Saturday afternoon with about ten teenage students and our director. We spent an hour and half reading through Act I and talking about nearly every exchange of dialogue and "what was going on there."
The amazing thing to me was how, as far as I could tell, we all seemed to be having the time of our lives...as if we'd rather be there doing that than almost anywhere else! For an hour and a half. Saturday afternoon. Macbeth. What fun! Teenagers!
Now I've got to start memorizing my lines.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Civil War on the Outer Banks, Josephus Daniels, Jr, Secretary of the Navy during WWI, and his connection to Ocracoke. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news022112.htm.