Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Taming Of The Shrew

Bard On The Beach - a perfect start to a new homeschool year.  Serena was quick to notice that the actor (Lois Anderson) who played Katharina was the same one who played Rosalind in As You Like It last year. As always, it was a fantastic production with many well executed comedic elements.

With her love for words, Serena enjoyed reading aloud the Shakespearean dialogue with me in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. We particularly liked the interplay between Kate and Petruchio in Act 4, Scene 5, where Kate was finally tamed:

"I say it is the moon."
"I know it is the moon."
"Nay, then you lie: it is the blessed sun."
"Then, God be bless'd: it is the blessed sun:
But sun it is not, when you say it is not;
And the moon changes even as your mind.
What you will have it named, even that it is;
And so it shall be so for Katharina."


  1. What a lovely way to start the year Serena! Hope this year will be a very blessed and fun year of learning:)

  2. A great way to get into the new school year.
    Good Luck and Happy learning!!!!
    Love Nanny & Papa