In a second-floor classroom, Charles and Camilla watched the Harlem Children’s Zone theater troupe run through a scene from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the play it performed at the National Black Theater last month. Fittingly, it was the play-within-a-play sequence, in which the six “rude mechanicals,” or laborers, perform “Pyramus and Thisbe” for Theseus and Hippolyta, the royal couple.
The actors, who mostly ranged in age from 12 to 14, performed in modern-day workmen’s uniforms, but held close to the original dialogue. The prince and duchess sat with their hands clasped in their laps, her legs primly pressed together, his stretching wide of his shoulders and pointing wider still, horseman that he is.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
This is why HCZ rocks
I love this!