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    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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Cruise on the “Breakaway” conclusion

In order of sailing, we called in at San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Philipsburg, St Maarten, St. Lucia, Bridgetown, Barbados and Basseterre,  Saint Kitts. I have visited these places many times over the years and it is possible that I have confused some of them. Let me know if you spot any errors.

Deck party. . .. . . .

Deck party. . .. . . .

. . . . . Christine getting into the spirit of it.

. . . . . Christine getting into the spirit of it.

Barbados

Barbados

She prefers vodka and tonic

She prefers vodka and tonic

Dinner companion

Dinner companion

Serious negotiation

Serious negotiation

Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea

. . . . . .

. . . . . .

One of the ship's boats kept an  wary eye on me when I was on deck with my camera!

One of the ship’s boats kept an wary eye on me when I was on deck with my camera!

Defiant but beautiful stand out!

Defiant but beautiful stand out!

National Museum of St. Kitts--A mural

National Museum of St. Kitts–A mural

Festival costumes

Festival costumes

Beautiful casts . . . . .

Beautiful casts . . . . .

. . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . .

Fountain in the main sqaure

Fountain in the main square

Territorial confrontation--I retreated

Territorial confrontation–I retreated

Cute St. Kittsians . . . . .

Cute St. Kittsians . . . . .

 . . . . .your diaper is showing!

. . . . .your diaper is showing!

Caribbean mural

Caribbean mural

Platinum members' party

Platinum members’ party

Atrium

Atrium

Deck screen

Deck screen

 Retail shop

Retail shop

. . . . . . .

. . . . . . .

Violent entertainment!

Violent entertainment!

Victim from the audience

Victim from the audience

Last party--THE END

Last party–THE END

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