Recently my daughter discovered the much anticipated fight scene for Winter’s Tale would involve combs. Yes, COMBS! The play is set in the 1950s, so the director decided the greasers would pull the combs out of their back pockets for the fight scene. Each year the kids look forward to learning the fight scene as it usually involves swords or pikes or some such exciting weapon. Utter disbelief is the only way I can describe E-R’s reaction to this announcement. On the walk home from Shakespeare, E-R orally put together her argument, and once home she quickly sat down and wrote out this speech to share with the director.
And that is why we should use knives in our fight for Shakespeare not combs
My daughter started out the school year writing four sentence paragraphs. Each sentence consisted of a subject, verb, and direct object with an occasional adjective thrown in for good measure. It is exciting to be her mom and teacher and see the progress that is occurring in this arena.