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Archive for November, 2007

Oh Thanksgiving conversations. How I love them so. We had a fantabulous Thanksgiving and we all ate way too much food. Except Kirsten and Dave. They had the flu 😦  . After dinner we had a little pre-desert entertainment when a group performed a scene from 12th Night. We basically had Thanksgiving in this awesome manor house that I pretty much got lost in every day. The first night Eve, Luke and I took a look outside and it was so creepy I was sure there was going to be a ghost popping out at any moment, but alas no ghosts.

We’ve also seen a few King Arthur related sites as of late. Awhile ago we went to the ruins of the church where he was buried, and as luck would have it, JESUS visited there too. People also think that thats where Avalon is. We also visited King Arthur’s birthplace and the round table. Since we have regular access to internet here I’ll try to get some newer pictures up since I haven’t since oh about Paris. I’ve been a little isolated lately.

Hopefully I can remember some more travel related news to post soon, but in the mean time I’m gonna go.

Love and miss you all
April

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Debilitating Addictions are Rough

The first step is admitting that you have a problem, right? So here I am, confessing. I have a problem. My name is April and I am addicted to books. Yesterday I bought four and today I bought another one. I’m out of control. I can’t turn down a cheap book. Mostly because it’s nearly impossible to find cheap books back home unless you go to Walmart or something. And even then you can’ t get a used book for $ 2. Bethany just got a copy of The Philosophers Stone for £ .99 ! If only I were so lucky.

To move away from my book addiction, I guess I’ll talk about Stratford-Upon-Avon. We’ve been having the majority of our theater classes here. We also got a “voice lesson”, got to do scenes with a teacher from a drama school in London. Yesterday Eve was a man, Joe got severely beaten about the face, and Alex was a pretty girl and an old man in the space of half an hour. It was a good time. On this trip to Stratford we have also seen Henry V, which was amazing – during the battle scenes the actors erupted from beneath the stage (from the trapdoors) and the French always came down on trapeze swings. We saw Henry IV part 1 and tonight we’re seeing Henry IV part 2. It’s really cool that we’ve been able to see these three plays in such short succession because we get to see a character’s (Henry V) evolution from a wild prince to the more mature King. This is especially true of our viewing because the RSC is doing all of the history plays (8 of them) so we get to see 3 plays directed by the same person and with actors playing the same people. Best idea ever in my opinion. The other day we got to have a Q & A with the guy who plays Fluellen in Henry V and also Richard II and III.

I have to get going right now because Eve and Jen want to finish reading Henry IV part 2 and I have parts to read. Not sure how much internet I’ll have for awhile, DT says that we don’t have any internet in the next place.

Love and miss you all
April

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