Tuesday, 08 November 2016 10:01

Celebrating Shakespeare 2016

Another of my two great passions brought together. The Bard and bringing interactive and child-led storytelling to the under 5's. I love the disciplines of Vivian Gussin Paley, fantasy play and the Reggio Emilia Approach from Italy http://www.aneverydaystory.com/beginners-guide-to-reggio-emilia/main-principles/

I have been very pleased to be commissioned by the Society of Chief Librarians and partners, to provide storytelling for under 5's in Dorset Libraries.

"It's got to be fairies!" we said as I planned and devised with Colin Phillimore who set about creating: a 'Will 'o the wisp'ish Puck, assorted gossama fairies, The Mechanicals: Lion, Moon, Piramus and Thisbe - not forgetting the all important 'Wall'. Of course casting Piramus as a vegetable allows us to indulge one of our favourite Shakespeare's lines: "Eyes as green as Leeks!"

It's off to Christchurch and Blandford Libraries Tuesday 8 November and Bournemouth and Poole Libraries on Thursday 10 November.

Sorry "if we shadows have offended!"