Now our shows are all o’erthrown
and what time we have’s our own
which is most faint.
But we are confin’d – not by you – but by a strike. Spending the day lifting, and moving, ambling and rambling…..well, you get the idea.
But we are not quite done yet. And there is much more around the bend. So keep on checking for our next ventures.
But first…..a farewell to our dear departed double tragedies.
“Farewell the tranquil mind! farewell content!
Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars,
That make ambition virtue! O, farewell!
Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump,
The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife,
The royal banner, and all quality,
Pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war!
And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats
The immortal Jove’s dead clamours counterfeit,
Can you place this lament?
EVENTS COMING UP THAT WE WILL POST MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SHORTLY
1. Central Commerce’s 100th anniversary!
The school we are housed in, Central Commerce Collegiate Institute, is turning 100 in the fall. On May 5, 2012 we are throwing it a wonderful birthday party! Members of the Shakespeare In Action team and of course the school are preparing exhibits and a grand tour showcasing both the school and the key points of the past 100 years.
If you are interesting in coming, please do – it’s free! You may not have gone to this school but it is a wonderful step back in time, for of music, theatre and some wonderful art – both contemporary and Canada’s classics!
Central Commerce Collegiate Institute’s 100th anniversary is happening on Saturday May 5, 2012, beginning at 10am and going to the early afternoon. Located at the school, at 570 Shaw Street.
2. Shakespeare Festival
There will be a separate blog about this coming soon. Suffice it to say, students from various schools have been hard at work preparing theatrical, film, and dance interpretations to some of Shakespeare’s scenes. On Saturday, May 12, they will be coming to Central Commerce to compete, but mostly to delight us with some wonderful performances.
Check back this week for more information.
A longer post I know, but full of sound and fury, signifying plenty!