Took a day trip to Stonehenge and Salisbury. Stonehenge was very cool and it was kinda foggy which made it more eerie.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saw Mother Courage and Her Children at the National Theater. Mother Courage was played by the amazing Fiona Shaw and Harry Melling, who played Dudley Dursley, was her son, Swiss Cheese. Great production!
Today I made a spontaneous decision and Rochelle and I went to Hampton Court Palace, famed residence of King Henry VIII. The palace was full of activity with lots of presentations and workshops led by costumed actors portraying different members of the King's Court during his sixth marriage. That night we took part in a promenade play about the last days of Queen Anne. We all had to be in cloaks and followed a different member of the cast. The best part was that the stage consisted of half of the actual palace where these events would have taken place. Pretty awesome experience.
Today Rochelle and I went to the Queens state rooms at Buckingham Palace. Then met up with some other kids that night and Love's Labors Lost at the Globe Theater. This was one of the most enjoyable theater experiences I've ever had. We got there early and stood in the groundings section right at the front of the stage. The actors were brilliantly directed and absolutely hilarious.
It was my first day interning at the Rose Theater in Kingston. Pretty cool, but I didn't really know what to do as they were in the middle of tech week. Not the best time to come into the process.
After work I met up with the theater class a the National Theater and we saw All's Well That Ends Well with Oliver Ford Davies as the King of France. Very good production.
Yeah! I made it to London!
Got on the bus for Brussels and stopped in Waterloo. There we saw the famous lion statue and the panorama depicting the battle between Napoleon and Wellington. At 3:00pm we arrived at the magical Hotel Mozart complete with a labyrinth of halls and stairs plastered with paintings and Obama posters.