Last night’s rehearsal was choreography. Now, you don’t usually acquaint Shakespeare with dancing, but the truth is that most of the Bard’s plays began and ended with a dance. Much Ado was actually staged with several dances. So, last night we had a historical choreographer come in to teach us some period dances. When you come to Pella Shakespeare Company’s production of Much Ado, you’ll see Wendy and me in doing our little 16th Century versions of the electric slide!
By the end of the rehearsal, Wendy was near homocidal with the instructor, who was quite silly in refusing to take questions from her very confused dancers. She kept shushing everyone as if our questions would be answered if we just listened to her – then she would explain some inane tidbit of medeival dancing trivia. It was maddening.
I got to try on my costume last night. A new costume mistress has magically appeared and volunteered her talents to Union Street Players. In a scene a la "Gone With the Wind", Jill Zinn turned old curtains in to amazing costumes. Don’t miss it!