Thursday, August 03, 2006

The Surprise

Based on the play my daughter read when I was preparing for ChesterCon 2006, she wants seven friends to get together with her and put on Chesterton's play, The Surprise.

I think it would really be fun for the high schoolers to do, so I am going to see what I can do to make it happen. One of the great things is that there are only eight actors. So I really think it could be easily done by a troop of homeschooled highschoolers.

I'll let you know when we're ready for production.


  1. I have high hopes for it, but with a caveat: many high schools these days would balk at putting on a play with only two female roles. I suppose they could let girls play some of the guards or something, but the lopsided masculinity, though perfect natural with regard to the story, may not sit well with those who would have the final say.

    This is all assuming your daughter is in a public school, of course, which may be a vain and poor assumption in the circumstances.

  2. Furor:
    You are right about public school not sounding right for me.

    We homeschool. We are not in favor of allowing females to play male roles when there are perfectly good males hanging around wanting to play these roles, especially when told there is a duel near the end of the play!

  3. That's good to hear, Nancy, on all counts. I certainly hope to homeschool my own children, someday, though they could just come to my lectures with me instead, if they've a mind to learn about University level English. They'd be uniquely equipped for something, though I'm not sure what.


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