Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Shakespearian faeries in the garden

 Costuming was done on the spot --  stylish sprites.
On August 7, Kedrick James' LLED 439 class (Shakespeare in the Classroom) came for a visit to our outdoor classroom in the UBC Orchard Garden. Kedrick and the students in the course were making a film of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in midsummer, using beautiful bucolic locations on campus like the Orchard Garden and the Botanical Gardens. It was a wonderful way for new teachers to experience teaching and learning literature in a school garden.

I hope that we'll be able to link to the finished film here soon!

-Susan Gerofsky

Kedrick behind the camera.

Faeries in the Orchard Garden.
 Julia's rows of flax desks was a perfect setting for faeries' hide and seek.

 Panthea working in the corn and beans during the shenanigans.
 Mulberry bushes caves fit part of Shakespeare's script, where the lovers hid under a mulberry tree.

 Puck peeks out puckishly.
A lovely fairy.

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