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  • theatre and Concerrts

    August 2  I lined up on the geriatrics bench to get tickets for Christine and me at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park last week. I set out early and reached the bench  before 9.30 in the morning thinking that I would be among the first–I did not want a repeat of the great disappointment of the previous week when the last ticket to be given out at noon went to the man immediately in front of Susan and myself! But I was wrong again; the bench was already two thirds full of aggressive oldies and I was once again on tenterhooks until the noon distribution. I was joined by Christine’s friend, Barbara, who , with her husband, were to make a foursome for the event. Both couples brought a bottle of wine to enhance the evening.

    And what an evening it was! Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream” has never been done better in my view. Absolutely suited to the outdoor theatre. The set included a fairy forest with changing colored lights which added mystery to the actors who passed in and out of it. The cast included a nightclub singer. The costumes, not confined to one era, included a modern suit and gown.

    The mechanicals were a child’s delight. Part fairy tale, part pantomime the action was played at a spanking pace and was continuously amusing. What is more, Shakespeare’s words came across wonderfully well.

             

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NY Day – Misinformation & Rites

As the stucture below my balcony grew and grew, it became plain that this was never intended to be re-assembled underground as one of the tunnelers had informed me. A much better source tells me that it is the above-ground part of a massive conveyor belt that will eventually connect up with a below-ground portion. And, when completed, it will bring up the drilling debris and load it directly onto trucks in a continuous process.

. . . . . still being added to

The Rites of Spring . . .

Activity in the Conservatory Gardens, Central Park

Seeking worms and mates

Woodpecker, drummer to the Spring chorus

Willows, boaters and sunbathers are out

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2 Responses

  1. Beautiful “The Rites of Spring” photos. Even the “Misinformation” has some blue sky.

  2. Really like the “Willows…” photo. Much activity in the sun in NY, while in Scotland we trudge through the snow. (well, nearly – there is still some on the hilltops!)

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