For our book group, each individual gets a turn at making the selection.
Need three seconds to guess what this kid chose?
Hint: Starts with an “S” and ends with an “e.”
The assignment came complete with CDs burned for one’s listening pleasure, along with a promise to “go easy on us.”
We were doubtful. Okay, HIGHLY doubtful.
How bad could it be with a choice such as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream?”
Son #2 produced diagrams and history; detailed explanations complete with an Act and Scene read through.
Then came the parts: Bottom the Weaver, Peter Quince the Carpenter, Flute the Bellows Mender, and Snout the Tinkerer to name but a few. Not to worry, as a complete synopsis of each and every name complete with significance accompanied the assignments.
Why how very conVENient that these three happened to land the Director spots!
Never mind the suspicious-but-oh-so-apparent typecasting that was present.
We had a leisurely 2 minutes to peruse our roles. How generous. (Thus proving that parental payback is often a bummer.)
But we began (leapt is more like it); ushering in epiphany after epiphany along the way.
There was gentle correction, challenge, and further explanation to accompany our efforts. Oh and dialogue! Lots and lots of dialogue!
Let us not forget moments of hysterical laughter. This is, after all, a comedy. (We took it to a new level.)
Why yes, it was an all-female cast, complete with Son #3 embracing his photographer capabilities, whilst the Hero Hubby smirked on the sofa.
And in the end, a debrief; where we agreed that we honestly never learned so much regarding ole’ “Bill the Bard” in one setting. (Or possibly ever!)
And the mentor was in his element.
Because he encouraged us to come to the edge…
and we flew!
I LOVE Leadership Education: for you, for me; for what together we can be!